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Rationalising the nomenclature of common arterial trunk.
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PMID:  23331582     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Hearts having a common arterial trunk belong to a family of congenital cardiac malformations for which traditional systems of classification and nomenclature are plagued by internal paradoxes, incompatibility between systems due to the lack of potential for identification of synonyms, or irreconcilable inconsistencies with our current knowledge of cardiac development and morphology. A simplified categorisation that classifies these hearts on the basis of pulmonary or aortic dominance reconciles the existing disparate categorisations, is in keeping with recent findings concerning cardiac development, and emphasises the principal morphologic determinant of surgical outcome.
Marshall L Jacobs; Robert H Anderson
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in the young     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1467-1107     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Young     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200019     Medline TA:  Cardiol Young     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  639-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
1 Department of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America.
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