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Two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiographic abnormalities in idiopathic dilatation of the pulmonary artery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8993136     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although idiopathic dilatation of the pulmonary artery is uncommon, it requires to be distinguished from other important congenital heart diseases for which it may be confused clinically. We describe the two-dimensional (2D) and Doppler echocardiographic findings in two patients with this condition. Enlargement of the main pulmonary artery and right ventricle was demonstrated in both patients using 2D echocardiography. Pulmonary regurgitation was confirmed in Case 1 by both pulsed-Doppler echocardiographic and Doppler colour flow imaging studies and in Case 2 by microbubbles (which were generated from saline-injection into a peripheral vein) oscillating up and down across the pulmonary valve in systole and diastole respectively.
B L Chia; B K Ee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  1996 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-21     Completed Date:  1997-02-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  SINGAPORE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  378-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiac Department, National University Hospital, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography, Doppler* / methods
Heart Murmurs / etiology,  ultrasonography
Pulmonary Artery* / abnormalities,  ultrasonography
Sensitivity and Specificity

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