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Absent pulmonary valve syndrome with intact ventricular septum and patent ductus arteriosus: report of two cases and a short review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12537234     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe two patients who both presented shortly after birth with congestive heart failure due to an absent pulmonary valve and patent ductus arteriosus. Diagnostic evaluation revealed in both cases an aneurysmatic dilation of the pulmonary vascular tree and an abundant left-to-right shunt over a large patent ductus arteriosus. Ventricular septal defects were not detected. Early surgical closure of the patent ductus arteriosus improved the hemodynamic situation so that implantation of a homograft valve could be delayed.
Heynric B Grotenhuis; Aagje Nijveld; Ad Backx
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-22     Completed Date:  2003-02-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  280-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatric Intensive Care, University Medical Center St. Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / complications*,  surgery
Infant, Newborn
Pulmonary Valve / abnormalities*

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