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Ventricular special defect in the elderly: an uncommon clinical entity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15847139     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is the most frequent congenital heart disease in adults, with equal distribution in both sexes, and has an incidence of about 20% in children. In adults congenital VSDs represent about 10% of all cases and the mortality at age 60 is around 75%. For elderly patients >80 years old only one living case has been reported previously. Here we describe an 86-year-old patient, totally asymptomatic, with a muscular type of VSD that showed interesting, canal-like echocardiographic images.
Alexander P Patrianakos; Fragiskos I Parthenakis; Stavros I Chrysostomakis; Panos E Vardas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hellenic journal of cardiology : HJC = Hellēnikē kardiologikē epitheōrēsē     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1109-9666     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2005 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-25     Completed Date:  2005-07-05     Revised Date:  2009-02-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101257381     Medline TA:  Hellenic J Cardiol     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  158-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology Department, University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Echocardiography, Doppler / methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Defects, Congenital / physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Monitoring, Physiologic
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index

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