Kyoung Ah Lim

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Double aortic arch is a rare anomaly of the aortic arch and this may cause tracheal damage by compressing the trachea during the first year of life. We report here on three fetal cases of double aortic arch and their outcomes. These malformations presented as an isolated right aortic arch or as a typical vascular ring form on the prenatal echocardiography(More)
We report a rare case of an isolated critical tricuspid regurgitation due to rupture of a papillary muscle. This patient presented with a cyanosis immediately after birth. Despite mechanical ventilation and medical management to decrease the pulmonary vascular resistance, the low cardiac output persisted, along with the cyanosis. Repair of the tricuspid(More)
Chylothorax is a rare but serious postoperative condition with a high rate of morbidity that may lead to death of children with congenital heart disease. Here we reviewed nine consecutive cases with chylothorax in infants and children following cardiac surgery from March 2002 to February 2003. Somatostatin was added to conservative treatment protocol to(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Endothelin (ET)-1, a potent endothelium-derived vasoconstrictor peptide, has a potential pathophysiologic role in pulmonary hypertension. Bosentan, a dual ET receptor (ET(A)/ET(B)) antagonist, is efficacious in treatment of pulmonary hypertension. The objectives of this study were to investigate the expression of ET-1 and ET(More)
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