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Transesophageal echocardiography in adults with congenital cardiopathies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8338015     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eighty-seven adult patients with congenital cardiopathy were studied by using transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) over a period of 30 months. Transthoracic echocardiography was practiced on all patients, after which TEE with monoplanar and biplanar probes (74 and 15 patients, respectively) was used to confirm principal diagnoses and determine specific information. TEE findings were compared with those of cardiac catheterization in all 87 cases and with those of surgery in 15 cases. Dextrocardia was found in 11 cases and mesocardia in 2. Situs inversus was demonstrated in 6 and levoisomerism in 4. Intracardiac and extracardiac shunts were diagnosed in 20 cases, Ebstein's anomaly in 27, corrected transposition of great vessels in 15, univentricular atrioventricular connection in 7, cor triatriatum in 1, parachute mitral valve in 1, crisscross heart in 1, and double-outlet left atrium in 1. TEE was of particular value in evaluating total anomalous pulmonary venous connection, common atrioventricular canal, Ebstein's anomaly, corrected transposition of great vessels, and univentricular atrioventricular connection and in diagnosis of the rarer congenital cardiopathies.
J Vargas-Barron; M Rijlaarsdam; A Romero-Cardenas; C Keirns; S Diaz-Moncada
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American heart journal     Volume:  126     ISSN:  0002-8703     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1993 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-08-26     Completed Date:  1993-08-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370465     Medline TA:  Am Heart J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  426-32     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Echocardiography, Instituto Nacional de Cardiologia Ignacio Chavez, Mexico City, D.F.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography / methods*
Heart Catheterization
Heart Defects, Congenital / ultrasonography*
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities

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