Title

Echocardiographic diagnosis of partial obstruction of Blalock-Taussig shunts.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2002

Abstract

While echocardiography has previously been used to differentiate between patency and complete occlusion of aortopulmonary shunts, the echocardiographic diagnosis of partial obstruction of a shunt has not been reported. We describe a unique color flow Doppler finding that quickly and accurately diagnosed three cases of partial distal obstruction of aortopulmonary shunts.

Journal Title

Cardiology in the young

Volume

12

Issue

2

First Page

189

Last Page

191

MeSH Keywords

Abnormalities, Multiple; Cardiac Surgical Procedures; Constriction, Pathologic; Echocardiography, Doppler, Color; Heart Defects, Congenital; Humans; Infant, Newborn; Postoperative Complications; Pulmonary Artery; Pulmonary Circulation; Sensitivity and Specificity

Keywords

ECG; heart surgery

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