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MRI diagnosis of a previously undiagnosed large trabecular ventricular septal defect in an adult after multiple catheterizations and angiocardiograms.
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PMID:  11338109     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is the most frequent congenital heart disease (25-30%). The diagnosis of VSD is usually made echocardiographically by means of colour Doppler ultrasound, and is confirmed by angiocardiography in most cases. We describe a case in which an additional large trabecular VSD was demonstrated by MRI after previous cardiac catheterizations and angiocardiography in various hospitals. MRI allows an exact presentation of the anatomy, including areas that are difficult to assess, for instance the apical septum. Determination of cardiac output, regurgitation volume and the Qp/Qs quotient in patients with shunt volume in heart defects is also possible with one examination.
N I Stauder; S Miller; A M Scheule; G Ziemer; C D Claussen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of radiology     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0007-1285     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Radiol     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-07     Completed Date:  2001-05-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373125     Medline TA:  Br J Radiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  280-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Tuebingen, Hoppe-Seyler-Str. 3, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
False Negative Reactions
Heart Catheterization
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / diagnosis*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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