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The occurrence of an haematoma in the interventricular septum is very rare. We report a case of a giant interventricular septal haematoma after surgical correction of a critical pulmonary valve stenosis in a newborn with intact ventricular septum. Control echocardiography showed complete resolution of the haematoma at 6-month follow-up.
Congenital heart diseases are the most common congenital malformations and account for about eight cases per 1000 births and are often associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Increased shear stress and the excess flow through the pulmonary vascular bed due to a systemic-to-pulmonary shunt lead to the development of pulmonary vascular disease and an… (More)
BACKGROUND Right ventricular function has been identified as an important prognostic factor in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension. The aim of the study was to assess the deformation pattern and prognostic value of right ventricular longitudinal strain in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension. METHODS We prospectively evaluated 46… (More)
We report the case of a newborn with an aneurysmal aorto-left ventricular tunnel causing significant paravalvular aortic regurgitation and obstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT), coexisting with a bicuspid aortic valve. The coexistence of the two malformations together with the obstruction of the RVOT is very rare. In this case, the… (More)
Isolated left subclavian artery (LSA) from the pulmonary artery (PA) is a very rare vascular anomaly. We report a case of abnormal origin of the LSA from the PA via a very large ductus arteriosus (DA) in association with a rare communication between the left common carotid artery (LCCA) and the LSA in a patient with tetralogy of Fallot. doi:… (More)