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Survival into sixth decade of untreated pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and major aorto-pulmonary collaterals: a magnetic resonance imaging study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19359994     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 56-year-old male with a history of untreated pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect diagnosed during childhood was referred to our institution for congestive heart failure. We describe the MR imaging findings that documented the presence of multiple aorto-pulmonary collaterals arising from the abdominal aorta and from the internal mammary artery supplying both pulmonary arteries. This is the oldest known surviving case documented in medical literature.
Carlo Ratti; Laura Grassi; Guido Ligabue; Giovanni Della Casa; Andrea Barbieri; Manuela Gavioli; Bruno Bompani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1558-2027     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-28     Completed Date:  2009-07-17     Revised Date:  2009-10-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  570-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Cardiology, Santa Maria Bianca Hospital, Mirandola, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / pathology*,  physiopathology
Age Factors
Aorta, Abdominal / pathology*,  physiopathology
Collateral Circulation*
Heart Failure / etiology,  pathology*,  physiopathology
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / complications,  pathology*,  physiopathology
Magnetic Resonance Angiography*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine*
Mammary Arteries / pathology,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Artery / pathology*,  physiopathology
Pulmonary Atresia / complications,  pathology*,  physiopathology
Pulmonary Circulation
Regional Blood Flow

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