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Inventi Impact - Cardiovascular Nursing

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  • Inventi:hcvn/17767/15
    RAGHIB SYNDROME PRESENTING AS A CRYPTOGENIC STROKE: ROLE OF CARDIAC MRI IN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS
    Vistasp J Daruwalla, Keyur Parekh, Hassan Tahir, Jeremy D Collins, James Carr

    Raghib Syndrome is a rare developmental complex, which consists of persistence of the left superior vena cava (PLSVC) along with coronary sinus ostial atresia and atrial septal defect. This Raghib complex anomaly has also been associated with other congenital malformations including ventricular septal defects, enlargement of the tricuspid annulus, and pulmonary stenosis. Our case demonstrates an isolated PLSVC draining into the left atrium along with coronary sinus atresia in a young patient presenting with cryptogenic stroke without the atrial septal defect. Majority of the cases reported in the literature were found to have the lesion during the postmortem evaluation or were characterized at angiography and/or echocardiography.We stress the importance of modern day imaging like the computed tomography (CT) angiography and cardiac MRI in diagnosis and surgical management of such rare lesions leading to cryptogenic strokes.

    How to Cite this Article
    Vistasp J. Daruwalla, Keyur Parekh, Hassan Tahir, Jeremy D. Collins, and James Carr, “Raghib Syndrome Presenting as a Cryptogenic Stroke: Role of Cardiac MRI in Accurate Diagnosis,” Case Reports in Cardiology, vol. 2015, Article ID 921247, 5 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/921247, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/.
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