"Acquired" subvalvular aortic stenosis after repair of several congenital cardiac defects.


Discrete subvalvular aortic stenosis is a progressive lesion. In this report we presented nine patients who had no significant left ventricular-aortic obstruction at initial cardiac catheterization or echocardiographic examination, but later developed significant subvalvular aortic stenosis. Associated lesions included ventricular septal defect in three, patent ductus arteriosus in two, aorticopulmonary window in one, tetralogy of Fallot in one, supramitral membrane in one, and ventricular septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus in one case. Nine patients were diagnosed with subvalvular aortic stenosis 18 months to eight years after surgical correction. Eight of the patients required surgery for subvalvular obstruction. In conclusion, discrete subaortic stenosis is a rare, late complication of the surgical repair of several congenital heart defects. It is a progressive lesion after surgery; therefore these patients require careful follow-up.

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@article{Tokel1996AcquiredSA, title={"Acquired" subvalvular aortic stenosis after repair of several congenital cardiac defects.}, author={K{\"{u}rşad Tokel and Sencan Ozme and Erg{\"{u}n Çil and S{\"{u}heyla Ozkutlu and Alpay Çeliker and Muhsin Saraçlar and Arman Bilgiç and Sema Ozer}, journal={The Turkish journal of pediatrics}, year={1996}, volume={38 2}, pages={177-82} }