Congenital Heart Defects. Decision Making for Surgery: by Antonio F. Corno, Pierluigi Festa

By Antonio F. Corno, Pierluigi Festa

The analysis and administration of congenital center defects has speedily developed during the last few many years. during this 3rd quantity of the sequence entitled "Congenital center Defects: choice Making for surgical procedure" Antonio Corno offers an up to date and entire presentation of the hot position that cardiac CT and MRI will play within the administration of congenital middle defects. He has been ably assisted via a heart specialist, Pierluigi Festa. The ebook offers a stunning array of pictures derived through either innovations and covers the complete diversity of congenital middle malformations. either the pre-operative and post-operative usefulness of those recommendations is gifted: within the pre-operative interval in regards to the main points precious for selecting between all to be had surgical strategies; within the post-operative interval for tracking the follow-up and strength problems. there isn't any doubt that those options may be rather invaluable for older little ones and adults with congenital middle sickness in assessing the overdue influence of a congenital center malformation and the surgical fix or palliation that could were undertaken years formerly.

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3-dimensional MR angiography volume rendering (a and c) and gadolinium-enhanced angiography (b) showing a neonatal complex form of mixed total anomalous pulmonary venous connection, with the right pulmonary veins connected to the azygos vein, and into an odd shape pul- monary venous collector (blue arrow) (a), draining also the venous return from the left pulmonary veins (DA descending aorta, LA left atrium, LLPV left lower pulmonary veins, LUPV left upper pulmonary veins, LV left ventricle, RA right atrium, RLPV right lower pulmonary veins, RPA right pulmonary artery, RUPV right upper pulmonary veins) z Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection: Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection is clinically suspected early in life and echocardiography generally provides adequate information on the presence and location of anomalous pulmonary venous connections.

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Inferior vena cava interruption with azygos continuation. MRI with coronal localizer showing inferior vena cava azygos continuation in the left superior vena cava (RA right atrium, SVC superior vena cava) 19 20 z Anomalous systemic venous connections Fig. 6. Anomalous venous connections. CT scan, 3-dimensional reconstruction, right oblique projection showing the anomalous venous connection with the inferior vena cava, positioned on the left side of the descending thoracic aorta, connected to the left atrium, while the hepatic veins are connected to the right atrium (DTAo descending thoracic aorta, HV hepatic vein, IVC inferior vena cava, LA left atrium, RA right atrium, RPA right pulmonary artery) (photograph courtesy of Dr.

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