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Combined Endocardiectomy and Bidirectional Glenn Shunt for Right Ventricular Endomyocardial Fibrosis

Authors
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
0003-4975
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
93
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.06.011
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

We report the case of a young African woman with a history of right ventricular failure. Image studies suggested endomyocardial fibrosis affecting only the right side of the heart. The right ventricle was extremely small and restricted. The surgical approach entailed endocardectomy and a bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt to improve weaning off bypass and postoperative recovery, both of which were successfully achieved.

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