Christopher T. Shen

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The recent increase in the prevalence of ventricular septal defect (VSD) has been ascribed to the improved detection of small defects with echocardiography and the wider use of screening. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and timing of spontaneous closure of specific types of VSD in neonates using echocardiographic(More)
A 10-year-old girl was admitted to our hospital because of frequent attacks of syncope over a period of two days. A physical examination, electrocardiogram, echocardiograms and a cardiac enzyme study concluded that the girl was likely to be suffering from acute viral myocarditis. Intensities of the T2-Weighted magnetic resonance signals between the(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C is the major cause of posttransfusion hepatitis. Blood components that are positive for antibody to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) can transmit posttransfusion hepatitis. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS To investigate the effect on posttransfusion hepatitis of screening blood donors with a second-generation test for anti-HCV, 249 transfusion(More)
Purpose: To report our experience with stent-graft treatment of acute aortic injuries. Materials and methods: Emergent stent-graft placement was considered in patients with acute aortic rupture or injury who were deemed to be high-risk candidates for surgery. After medical stabilization, patients were evaluated for suitability for endovascular(More)
Imipramine is the most commonly prescribed tricyclic antidepressant of acute life threatening self-poisoning. We report a 15-month-old boy of accidental poisoning with imipramine, who developed generalized tonic-clonic convulsions and drug-related cardiac conduction abnormalities with PR prolongation, QRS widening, and QTc lengthening. The patient's(More)
Among 388 cases of congenital heart disease with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) from September 1990 to February 1992, we came across two cases of Ebstein's anomaly. They had been previously diagnosed as Ebstein's anomaly by echocardiography and cinecardioangiography. The first case was a three-year-old boy with complex congenital heart disease that(More)