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Echocardiographic evidence of left ventricular bands in infants and children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6715709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
M-mode and two-dimensional echocardiographic studies were carried out on 100 consecutive neonates, infants and children to evaluate the incidence of left ventricular chordae or bands. These fibromuscular structures were noted in 61 subjects and were seen to traverse both the long and short axes of the left ventricle. Although a single left ventricular band was usually noted, several subjects had multiple bands. These bands were seen in normal subjects and in patients with a wide variety of congenital cardiac lesions. Distortion of left ventricular geometry was noted in one subject. Identification of these linear echoes is essential to allow differentiation of left ventricular bands from true anatomic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction or septal thickening.
Authors:
J I Brenner; K Baker; R E Ringel; M A Berman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Cardiology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0735-1097     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1984 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-06-19     Completed Date:  1984-06-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301365     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1515-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Child
Child, Preschool
Echocardiography / methods*
Heart Ventricles / abnormalities*,  pathology
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn

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