Patency of the foramen ovale is a common condition. In certain clinical settings it permits the development of right-to-left intracardiac shunting. A case is described of sudden, fatal hypoxemia due to shunting through a patent foramen ovale immediately following mitral valve replacement.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Annals of Thoracic Surgery|
|State||Published - 1988|