Gajendra AgrawalAcharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital, India
Title: A rare association of Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) with Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava (PLSVC) terminating into Left Atrium (LA)
A persistent left superior vena cava is a frequent variation of the thoracic venous system and is explained by the persistence of the left superior cardinal vein. It sometimes terminates directly into the left atrium. To our knowledge, only rare cases of a persistent left superior vena cava terminating into the left atrium have been described. In this report, we present a case with a direct connection between the left superior vena cava and the left atrium and a pioneering approach to its management.
Gajendra Agrawal has completed his Cardiology at the age of 34 years from Care Hospitals Hyderabad, India. He is the head of mechanical engineering department of Stanford University, USA. He has done over 2000 pediatric procedures in last 9 years and has large number of publications in reputed journals. He has done pioneering work in Renal Artery Denervation in India. Currently he is working as Professor and Head of the Dept of Cardiology.