Ahmed Nasser Galal

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Lutembacher's syndrome is a rare combination of congenital atrial septal defect and mitral stenosis (almost always rheumatic). The hemodynamic effect of this combination makes the clinical diagnosis difficult due to a wide variation of clinical presentation. Echocardiography and cardiac catheterization are useful tools for proper diagnosis and planning of(More)
We report a child in whom a fistula connected the descending thoracic aorta to the right atrium. This is a previously unreported cardiac malformation. The patient was initially misdiagnosed as having a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). On clinical examination and auscultation, the problem was different from PDA in that the continuous machinery murmur was(More)
Standardization of the diagnostic routine for children with congenital heart disease associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH-CHD) is crucial, in particular since inappropriate assignment to repair of the cardiac lesions (e.g., surgical repair in patients with elevated pulmonary vascular resistance) may be detrimental and associated with poor(More)
Cardiac catheterization is important in the diagnosis and risk stratification of pulmonary hypertensive vascular disease (PHVD) in children. Acute vasoreactivity testing provides key information about management, prognosis, therapeutic strategies, and efficacy. Data obtained at cardiac catheterization continue to play an important role in determining the(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the feasibility and additional value of real time three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (RT3D-TTE) for anatomical and functional assessment of malformed aortic valve (AV) compared to conventional two-dimensional TTE (2D-TTE). METHODS Malformed AV was evaluated in 35 patients (mean age 18 ± 9.5 years, 70% male) by both 2D-TTE(More)
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