International Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2019

  • A Rare Case of Gerbode Defect and Review of Literature

    Anirudh Kumar Paidi, Palli Venkata Naresh Kumar, Ravikanth Vanguri, Rajasekhar Varada, Madhav Rao Midhe, Ravi Kiran Mamidala

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2019
    Pages: 76-79
    Received: 26 October 2019
    Accepted: 19 November 2019
    Published: 25 November 2019
    Abstract: A Gerbode defect is a very rare type of congenital anomaly with a direct communication between left ventricle and right atrium leading to Left to Right shunt. This defect was first reported by Meyer in 1857. First successful closure was done by Kerby et al using hypothermia and inflow occlusion technique. It may present as a direct or indirect type... Show More
  • Successful Surgical Repair of Scimitar Syndrome in a 38-Year-Old Adult

    Rafael Meza, John Araujo, Alejandro Escobar, Alejandra Echeverri, Juan Turizo, Susana Cardona

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2019
    Pages: 80-83
    Received: 30 November 2019
    Accepted: 19 December 2019
    Published: 7 January 2020
    Abstract: Scimitar syndrome is an infrequent congenital malformation. It is a partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage of the right lung into the inferior vena cava. Up to 25% of cases are associated with other heart diseases. The incidence in adults is reported to be 0.5-0.7%; classically, the adult form does not have pulmonary arterial hypertension, and... Show More