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Abnormalities in myocardial perfusion after surgical correction of pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18197997     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe the results of myocardial perfusion scintigraphy performed 4 to 15 years after surgery in 12 patients with pulmonary atresia and intact ventricular septum. We used single photon emission computed tomography after injection of technetium Tc-99m tetrofosmin at submaximal exercise test. The patients, 7 girls and 5 boys, with a mean age of 11 years, and a range from 6 to 19 years, had either undergone biventricular repair, in 5 cases, or univentricular palliation in the remaining 7. This second group included 4 patients with ventriculo-coronary arterial communications. Of the children, 3 with biventricular repair and 6 with univentricular palliation had perfusion defects. Children with biventricular repair had perfusion defects in the ventricular septum, while those having univentricular palliation also had defects located to the left ventricular free wall. All children with ventriculo-coronary arterial communications had perfusion defects both in the ventricular septum and in the left ventricular free wall.
Britt-Marie Ekman-Joelsson; Håkan Berggren; Ann-Britt Boll; Rune Sixt; Jan Sunnegårdh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-01-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in the young     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1047-9511     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Young     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-31     Completed Date:  2008-07-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200019     Medline TA:  Cardiol Young     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
Paediatric and Adolescent Medical Care, Skaraborgs Hospital, Skövde, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*
Child, Preschool
Coronary Circulation / physiology
Echocardiography / methods
Exercise Test / methods
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Newborn
Myocardial Ischemia / etiology*,  physiopathology,  radionuclide imaging
Myocardium / metabolism*
Postoperative Complications
Pulmonary Atresia / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Retrospective Studies
Time Factors
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon
Ventricular Septum*

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