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Left ventricle volume measured by cardiac CT in an infant with a small left ventricle: a new and accurate method in determining uni- or biventricular repair.
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PMID:  22875206     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Left ventricle volume is a factor in determining the type of surgical treatment in patients with a hypoplastic left ventricle. The volume of the hypoplastic left ventricle can be measured by echocardiography and cardiac MRI. In an infant with congenital heart disease and a small left ventricle, cardiac CT was used for this measurement and biventricular repair was performed. The left ventricular end-diastolic volume index showed a gradual increase from 23.2 to 47.9 ml/m(2) 4 months after the biventricular repair, and the postoperative outcome was excellent. Cardiac CT provided an accurate volume of the hypoplastic left ventricle in this infant with congenital heart disease; that volume was used to determine the type of surgical repair.
Ho Jin Kim; Hyun Woo Goo; Sang-Hyub Park; Tae-Jin Yun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric radiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-1998     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Radiol     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0365332     Medline TA:  Pediatr Radiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.
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