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Two-dimensional echocardiographic features of interruption of the aortic arch.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7148718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The 2-dimensional echocardiographic features of interruption of the aortic arch are presented based on analysis of the echocardiograms and angiograms from 8 infants: 2 with type A and 6 with type B interruption. Each infant had a patent ductus arteriosus, 6 had a conoventricular septal defect with leftward deviation of the conal septum, 1 had truncus arteriosus with truncal valve stenosis, and 1 had a distal aortopulmonary septal defect with an intact ventricular septum. Echocardiographic images obtained from the suprasternal notch or from a high parasternal approach demonstrated the interruption of the aortic arch and continuation of the patent ductus arteriosus into the descending aorta. These findings were compared with those in infants with aortic atresia and a hypoplastic ascending aorta or discrete coarctation of the aorta with tubular hypoplasia of the aortic arch. Types A and B interruption of the aortic arch were easily differentiated and the caliber of the patent ductus arteriosus was assessed. The characteristic conoventricular septal defect was readily visualized froma an apex 2-chamber view or from a subcostal sagittal plane view. With this information subsequent angiography can be more expeditiously performed in this group of critically ill infants.
T W Riggs; T E Berry; K U Aziz; M H Paul
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1982 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-01-07     Completed Date:  1983-01-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1385-90     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / abnormalities*
Aortic Coarctation / diagnosis
Aortic Valve / abnormalities
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / diagnosis
Echocardiography / methods*
Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis*
Heart Septal Defects / diagnosis
Infant, Newborn

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