Treating Heart Failure and Dyspnea in a 78-Year-Old Man With Surgical Correction of Pectus Excavatum

Dawn Jaroszewski, Eric Steidley, Arcenio Galindo, Francisco Arabia

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Reports documenting the cardiopulmonary significance of pectus excavatum are limited, and there remains a lack of consensus as to whether surgical repair can improve function. We present a case of pectus excavatum deformity and heart failure. Surgical repair was performed with significant improvement of performance and heart function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1008-1010
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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