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Radionuclide angiography in the evaluation of ductal shunts in preterm infants.
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PMID:  7097426     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Radionuclide angiograms were compared with radiographic and physical findings and with echocardiographic left atrial to aortic ratios in 30 neonates clinically suspected of having a persistent ductus arteriosus. In three infants without clinical signs and with normal LA/Ao ratios (10%), radionuclide angiograms provided evidence of a large left-to-right shunt, which was confirmed by the finding of a large ducts arteriosus at surgery. Whereas routine physical, radiographic, and echocardiographic criteria fail to identify some neonates with large PDA's, the present study suggests that radionuclide angiography can be performed in a neonatal intensive care unit setting and may be a valuable addition to currently employed diagnostic techniques.
G W Vick; C Satterwhite; G Cassady; J Philips; M V Yester; J R Logic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of pediatrics     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0022-3476     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1982 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-09-10     Completed Date:  1982-09-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375410     Medline TA:  J Pediatr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  264-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Angiography / methods*
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / diagnosis,  radionuclide imaging*,  surgery
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnosis,  radionuclide imaging*,  surgery

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