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MRI and computed tomography of cardiac and pulmonary complications of tetralogy of fallot in adults.
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PMID:  20216461     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) represents the most common form of cyanotic congenital heart disease, accounting for 6.8% of all congenital heart disease. As surgical techniques and medical management of patients with TOF have improved, most affected patients are reaching adulthood. Though surgical outcomes are favorable (<2% early mortality rate), adults with TOF may experience complications from the long-term sequelae of congenital heart disease and complications related to treatment. We describe common and uncommon findings in adults with TOF, including pulmonary insufficiency, central and peripheral pulmonary artery stenosis and aneurysms, in addition to graft and shunt-related complications. Pulmonary function abnormalities and lung parenchymal imaging findings will be detailed. The diagnostic value of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in adults with complications of TOF will be illustrated.
Robyn D Gartner; Nicole J Sutton; Samuel Weinstein; Hugo Spindola-Franco; Linda B Haramati
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thoracic imaging     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1536-0237     ISO Abbreviation:  J Thorac Imaging     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-13     Completed Date:  2010-08-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606160     Medline TA:  J Thorac Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  183-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Division of Cardiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY 10467, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiovascular Diseases / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  radiography
Lung Diseases / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  radiography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
Tetralogy of Fallot / complications*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*

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