Fatal Hypoxemia Following Mitral Valve Replacement

John M Streitz Jr, Peter R. Maggs

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-105
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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