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You are here: Contents > 2010 > Volume 19 Number 6 November 2010 > CASE REPORTS > Acquired Left Ventricular-Right Atrial Communication Following Mitral Valve Replacement

Acquired Left Ventricular-Right Atrial Communication Following Mitral Valve Replacement

Xiaoning Sun, Cheng Yang, Guanghua Zhou, Chunsheng Wang 

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Although mitral valve replacement (MVR) is a routine procedure, it may still result in structural defects causing significant hemodynamic compromise. One very rare complication is the development of a left ventricular-right atrial fistula. The resultant intracardiac shunt is commonly associated with

concomitant heart failure, and immediate surgical closure is required. The case is described of a left ventricular-right atrial fistula following MVR.


The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2010;19:802-803

Acquired Left Ventricular-Right Atrial Communication Following Mitral Valve Replacement

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