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Cyanotic congenital heart disease with increased pulmonary blood flow.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10218083     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pediatricians daily encounter children with systemic cyanosis. The numerous reasons for cyanosis in neonates and infants include pulmonary, hematologic, toxic, and cardiac causes. Congenital heart defects may cause cyanosis. Often, an obvious cardiac reason for cyanosis is decreased PBF; however, several congenital heart defects cause systemic cyanosis with increased PBF, such as TGA, truncus arteriosus, and TAPVR. Because neonates are discharged from the hospital soon after birth, this magnifies the importance of each physical examination. Pediatricians need to remain alert for children who have symptoms of increased PBF with or without cyanosis. With advances in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with CHD, corrective procedures can be performed at many ages.
R G Grifka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric clinics of North America     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0031-3955     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1999 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-06     Completed Date:  1999-05-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401126     Medline TA:  Pediatr Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  405-25     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cyanosis / etiology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Infant, Newborn
Physical Examination
Pulmonary Circulation*
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities*
Transposition of Great Vessels / complications*,  diagnosis,  physiopathology,  therapy
Truncus Arteriosus, Persistent / complications*,  diagnosis,  physiopathology,  therapy

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