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Calcified patent ductus arteriosus diagnosed following aortic valve replacement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12842557     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 71-year-old woman underwent aortic valve replacement for severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis. The left ventricle filled rapidly when the left ventricular vent was switched off and postoperatively she was slow to recover with bilateral pleural effusions. These findings prompted early reinvestigation, initially with echocardiography and subsequently with multi-detector row computed tomography. Using a retrospectively electrocardiographic-gated acquisition, adapted from a noninvasive coronary angiography protocol, a calcified, persistently patent ductus arteriosus was identified as the cause for her perioperative and postoperative condition. The defect has since been closed successfully using a transcatheter technique.
Gareth J Morgan-Hughes; Jamie Villaquiran; Carl A Roobottom; Nick J Ring; James Kuo; Andrew J Marshall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2003 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-04     Completed Date:  2003-10-06     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:  271-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Plymouth NHS Trust, Plymouth, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve Stenosis / diagnosis,  surgery*
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / complications,  surgery*,  ultrasonography*
Echocardiography, Doppler
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Intraoperative Complications / diagnosis*
Rare Diseases
Risk Assessment
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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