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Crossed atrioventricular connections.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7352398     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Four cases of crossed atrioventricular connections are described. All of them were diagnosed at cardiac catheterization by angiocardiography and one was examined pathologically. Two possessed situs solitus, one with concordant connections and the other with discordant connections; the other had two situs inversus, both of them with concordant connections. Two had double-outlet right ventricle, one had transposition of the great arteries, and the other had normally related and connected great arteries. These cases have been interpreted as representing abnormal rotation of the ventricles following sepatation. A review of 36 cases previously reported on and our own cases, suggests that most patients have concordant atrioventricular connections. There are many types of ventriculo-arterial connections, the most frequent being transposition of the great arteries. There has not been any case reported with persistent truncus arteriosus. On the basis of atrioventriculo-arterial connections, we propose a classification for this malformation. We discuss the importance of the bulboventricular loop in the type of atrioventricular connections, some clinical implications for the diagnosis, and analyze the value of the rules to localize the ventricles by means of the position of the great arteries.
F Attie; L Muñoz-Castellanos; J Ovseyevitz; I Flores-Delgado; M R Testelli; A Buendia; J Kuri; B Molina
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American heart journal     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0002-8703     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1980 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-03-27     Completed Date:  1980-03-27     Revised Date:  2006-02-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370465     Medline TA:  Am Heart J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  163-72     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Heart Atria / abnormalities
Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis*
Heart Ventricles / abnormalities
Radiography, Thoracic

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