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Live/real time three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography in the evaluation of post traumatic acquired thoracic aortic coarctation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20529110     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a young patient with post traumatic acquired thoracic aortic coarctation in whom three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (3DTTE) demonstrated incremental value over two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (2DTTE). 3DTTE showed (1) en face views of the obstruction site that showed a markedly narrowed, roughly circular orifice measuring 0.33 cm(2) in area, (2) echogenic tissue encroaching on the graft lumen consistent with fibrosis/thrombus, and (3) no graft protrusion into the aortic lumen, only hypermobility of the medial portion of the graft. These important findings were not detected by 2DTTE.
Preeti Singh; Carlos Martinez Hernandez; Balwinder Singh; Mahesh Kuruba; Amena Samar; Navin C Nanda
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-09     Completed Date:  2010-10-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  470-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35249, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic
Aorta, Thoracic / injuries*,  ultrasonography*
Aortic Coarctation / etiology,  ultrasonography*
Computer Systems
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
Echocardiography, Three-Dimensional / methods*
Young Adult

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