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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 383529, 3 pages
Case Report

Late Presentation of Persistent Left Superior Caval Vein in a Univentricular Heart with Successful Transcutaneous Occlusion Using Cera Lifetech Atrial Septal Occluder

1Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jordan, Amman 11940, Jordan
2School of Medicine, University of Jordan, Amman 11940, Jordan

Received 10 August 2014; Accepted 19 October 2014; Published 6 November 2014

Academic Editor: Monvadi Barbara Srichai

Copyright © 2014 Iyad AL-Ammouri et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present a case of persistent left superior caval vein in a univentricular heart presenting with progressive and disabling cyanosis in a 35-year-old man eighteen years after his Kawashima operation. The vein was successfully occluded using an atrial septal occluder with significant improvement of symptoms and oxygen saturation.