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Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in adults evaluated in echocardiography and multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT).
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PMID:  16146009     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors presented three cases of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) diagnosed in adulthood as an solated defect in patients without clinical signs using echocardiography and MSCT. The paper discusses extensively the techniques of both examinations, the use of various reconstructive algorithms in MSCT and possible visualization of the arterial duct as well as concomitant changes in the vessels and heart. SCT, although not used in PDA diagnosis to date, was found to be a valuable non-invasive diagnostic method of detecting this defect in patients in whom echocardiography failed or in examinations conducted due to non-cardiological clinical indications.
Andrzej Tomaszewski; Elzbieta Czekajska-Chehab; Maciej Wójcik; Andrzej Drop
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Skłodowska. Sectio D: Medicina     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0066-2240     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Univ Mariae Curie Sklodowska Med     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-08     Completed Date:  2005-10-11     Revised Date:  2009-06-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414101     Medline TA:  Ann Univ Mariae Curie Sklodowska Med     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  339-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Skubiszewski Medical University of Lublin.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / pathology
Aortic Diseases / diagnosis
Calcinosis / diagnosis
Ductus Arteriosus / pathology
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / diagnosis*
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color*
Follow-Up Studies
Hypertension, Pulmonary / diagnosis
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional*
Tomography, Spiral Computed*

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