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Right pulmonary artery to left atrium communication. An unusual cause of cyanosis in the newborn.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7088726     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A one-day-old newborn infant presented with intense cyanosis, a continuous murmur, and mild congestive heart failure. The chest roentgenogram showed an abnormal right-heart border, and the echocardiogram demonstrated enlargement of the left ventricle and left atrium. Cardiac catheterization and angiography demonstrated a right pulmonary artery to left atrium communication. The infant responded favorably to medical management and is asymptomatic with the exception of mild cyanosis with crying. Right pulmonary artery to left atrium communication is a rare but potentially correctable cause of cyanosis in the newborn.
J P Cheatham; D A Barnhart; H P Gutgesell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0172-0643     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:  1982  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-08-07     Completed Date:  1982-08-07     Revised Date:  2008-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  149-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cyanosis / etiology*
Fistula / complications,  diagnosis*
Heart Atria / abnormalities*,  radiography
Heart Catheterization
Heart Failure / complications,  diagnosis
Heart Murmurs
Infant, Newborn
Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*,  radiography
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