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Value of the echocardiographic suprasternal view for diagnosis of patent ductus arteriosus subtypes.
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PMID:  22922622     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Objectives- The purpose of this study was to explore the value of the transthoracic echocardiographic suprasternal view in the diagnosis of patent ductus arteriosus subtypes. Methods- Sixty-five patients with a patent ductus arteriosus were examined using transthoracic echocardiographic suprasternal and parasternal views before ductus arteriosus closure. Diameters of the aortic and pulmonary sides of the ductus arteriosus were measured, and subtype diagnoses were made. The results were compared with those from digital subtraction angiography. Results- The mean diameters ± SD of the aortic side of the ductus arteriosus were 8.31 ± 2.76, 10.87 ± 3.26, and 11.15 ± 3.29 for the parasternal view, the suprasternal view, and digital subtraction angiography, respectively, whereas the diameters of the pulmonary side were 5.69 ± 2.82, 5.75 ± 2.63, and 6.09 ± 2.78 mm. Of the 65 cases, 12, 19, and 19 were the funnel-type patent ductus arteriosus as evaluated with the parasternal view, the suprasternal view, and digital subtraction angiography. Detection on the parasternal view was lower than that on the suprasternal view (χ(2) = 5.14; P < .025). Conclusions- The diameter of the aortic side of a patent ductus arteriosus can be accurately detected on the superasternal view, which would be helpful for diagnosis of patent ductus arteriosus subtypes.
Xiao-Yong Zhang; Tie-Sheng Cao; Li-Jun Yuan; Jie Liu; Yun-You Duan
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1550-9613     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-08-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1421-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ultrasound Diagnostics, Tangdu Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, 710038 Xi'an, China.
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