Reversibility of cardiopulmonary impairment after laparoscopic repair of large hiatal hernia

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Abstract Giant hiatus hernia with or without intrathoracic gastric volvulus often presents with symptoms suggestive of both cardiac and pulmonary compression. Cardiopulmonary impairment may be reversible in these patients by laparoscopic crural repair and fundoplication as shown in this case report. Cardiac magnetic resonance and the cardiopulmonary exercise test may help selecting patients for surgery. These preliminary findings led us to start a prospective study using this multimodality diagnostic approach.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1438
Pages (from-to)33-35
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - Jul 25 2015



  • Cardiac magnetic resonance
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise test
  • Dyspnea
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Laparoscopic fundoplication
  • Palpitations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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