Intermittent cyanosis: unusual diagnosis of an ascending aortic aneurysm

Grinda, Jean-Michel; Lansac, Emmanuel; Berrebi, Alain; Deloche, Alain
March 2002
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Mar2002, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p580
Academic Journal
The authors report here an unusual case of an ascending aorta aneurysm diagnosed in the event of a check-up for a dyspnea with cyanosis. The right atrium compression by the aneurysm initiated a right-to-left shunt through a patent foramen ovale.


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