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Three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography in identification of aorto-right atrial fistula and aorto-right ventricular fistulas.
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PMID:  20584055     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
We report the case of a 72-year-old woman who developed new onset right ventricular failure after redo aortic valve replacement. The diagnosis of left to right shunt was initially made using two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (2DTTE) and 2D transesophageal echo with color Doppler (TEE). Definite diagnosis of aorto-right atrial and aorto-right ventricular fistula was made using three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (3DTTE) with color flow Doppler imaging. Early recognition and diagnosis of this rare surgical complication is imperative for prompt surgical repair of this lethal defect. 3DTTE should be utilized in cases of new onset heart failure with unclear etiology to diagnose unusual causes of this potentially fatal condition.
Vinod Patel; Anna Fountain; Maya Guglin; Navin C Nanda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E105-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Cardiology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA.
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