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Cross-sectional echocardiographic characterization of aortic obstruction. 1. Supravalvular aortic stenosis and aortic hypoplasia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  624159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cross-sectional echocardiographic and cineangiographic studies of the left ventricular outflow tract and ascending aorta were performed in five patients with supravalvular aortic stenosis (four hourglass and one hypoplastic). Visualization of the area of obstruction was possible in each patient using the cross-sectional system. In each case the echocardiographically determined diameter at the level of obstruction was within 3 mm of the similar angiographic value. Assessment of the extent of the lesion was possible in four of five cases. In three of these four cases the echocardiographic measurement was within 5 mm of the angiographic measurement while in the fourth the obstruction was felt to involve the total ascending aorta by both techniques. Determination of percent decrease in LVOT diameter from the aortic anulus to the level of obstruction was useful in defining obstruction and estimating severity. Cross-sectional echocardiography is a valuable noninvasive method for evaluating the ascending aorta in patients with supravalvular aortic stenosis.
A E Weyman; R L Caldwell; R A Hurwitz; D A Girod; J C Dillon; H Feigenbaum; D Green
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0009-7322     ISO Abbreviation:  Circulation     Publication Date:  1978 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-04-17     Completed Date:  1978-04-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0147763     Medline TA:  Circulation     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  491-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Diseases / diagnosis*,  radiography
Aortic Valve Stenosis / diagnosis*,  radiography

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