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Role of echocardiography in the assessment of adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19763065     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Adolescent and adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) represent a special group of individuals. They often require regular assessment of their cardiac anatomy and functional hemodynamics. Most children with repaired CHD surviving to adulthood are either corrected or fully repaired and may not require long term follow-up. However, there are is a significant number of grown up children with residual abnormality or palliated defects, in whom full correction was not possible. Some of them are likely to present with complications and need repeated evaluation. Others may require improvement or stabilisation of their hemodynamics during stressful period like pregnancy or non-cardiac surgery. These conditions include single ventricle repair, repaired tetralogy, Mustard or Sennings operation for transposition of great arteries, aortic arch abnormalities, postatrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) repair, bicuspid aortic valve, Ebstein anomaly and unoperated congenital heart disease leading to Eisenmenger syndrome. The focus of this discussion will be mainly on this subset.
Z S Lim; J J Vettukattil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva cardioangiologica     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0026-4725     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Cardioangiol     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-18     Completed Date:  2010-02-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400725     Medline TA:  Minerva Cardioangiol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  389-413     Citation Subset:  IM    
Southampton University Hospital, Southampton, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Contrast Media
Diastole / physiology
Echocardiography / methods*
Echocardiography, Doppler / methods
Echocardiography, Three-Dimensional
Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis*,  ultrasonography
Hypertension, Pulmonary / ultrasonography
Systole / physiology
Ventricular Function, Right / physiology
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