A 25-year-old male asked:
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partial anomalous pulmonary venous return of 1 vien? does it need to be treated ? my rv is mildy enlarged but they think thats due to sleep apnea and high altitude in el paso tx

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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Specialist: A cardiothoracic surgeon is best qualified to answer that kind of question.
Answered on Feb 1, 2015
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
You need an echo: An echocardiogram will diagnose the problem; a cardivascular MRI will confirm it and show how severe it is. Sometimes, a cardiac catheterization is needed to provide adequate detail. The latter will also show whether or not the enlarged rv is due to the anomalous vein rather than to sleep apnea.
Answered on Feb 1, 2015

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