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Estimation of patent ductus arteriosus diameters by colour Doppler echocardiography in children.
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PMID:  20633313     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether accurate estimation of the diameter of the patent ductus arteriosus can be obtained by colour Doppler echocardiography.
METHODS: The minimum and maximum diameters of the patent ductus arteriosus were measured by colour Doppler echocardiography and compared with its angiographic size.
RESULTS: We studied 40 patients, aged between 4 months and 18 years. The measured pulmonary side diameter in echocardiography was 33.6% larger than that in angiography, and the aortic side was 7.8% smaller. We found a correlation between the measurements of the minimum and maximum size of the patent ductus arteriosus (r = 48.8 and 52.6) by colour Doppler echocardiography and angiographic findings, respectively.
CONCLUSION: Colour Doppler echocardiography significantly overestimates the minimum size of the patent ductus arteriosus; therefore, reconsideration of the respective size is suggested.
Hamid Amoozgar; Manochehr Soltani; Siros Cheriki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in the young     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1467-1107     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Young     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200019     Medline TA:  Cardiol Young     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  648-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
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