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Surgical correction of aortico-left ventricular tunnel.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16638564     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aortico-left ventricular tunnel is a rare, paravalvular communication of unclear etiology between the ascending aorta and the left ventricle. The resultant regurgitant diastolic blood flow leads to varying degrees of volume overload and congestive heart failure. Diagnosis is typically made postnatally with echocardiography. Surgical correction is the treatment of choice consisting of either patch closure or primary repair of the aortic orifice. Prognosis is good, although a significant percentage of patients will eventually require valve replacement because of progressive aortic valvular insufficiency.
Richard W Kim; Thomas L Spray
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Pediatric cardiac surgery annual     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1092-9126     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-26     Completed Date:  2006-06-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815944     Medline TA:  Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta / abnormalities
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / etiology,  surgery
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*
Heart Defects, Congenital / classification,  diagnosis*,  etiology,  surgery*
Heart Failure / etiology,  surgery*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Heart Ventricles / abnormalities
Infant, Newborn

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