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Aortic Regurgitation Associated With Critical Aortic Stenosis in a Fetus.
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PMID:  22580775     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Aortic regurgitation in association with aortic stenosis is rare in the fetus. Findings have shown that severe aortic regurgitation is worsened by the increase in systemic vascular resistance after birth, resulting in low cardiac output, hypoxemia, and neonatal death. This report describes a unique case of aortic regurgitation with aortic stenosis, severe mitral regurgitation, retrograde flow in the aortic arch, and an enormous left atrium with a restrictive foramen ovale in a fetus. In this case, aortic regurgitation was diminished immediately after birth, indicating that spontaneous improvement in aortic regurgitation after birth should be taken into account when the final prognosis is predicted.
Authors:
Kiyomi Tsukimori; Yoichiro Hamasaki; Eiji Morihana; Naoki Fusazaki; Yasuyuki Fujita; Yasushi Takahata; Shinichiro Oda; Hideaki Kado
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-1971     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics, Fukuoka Children's Hospital, 2-5-1 Tojinmachi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, 810-0063, Japan, tsukimori.k@fcho.jp.
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