Carotid-subclavian artery index: new echocardiographic index to detect coarctation in neonates and infants.

@article{DodgeKhatami2005CarotidsubclavianAI,
  title={Carotid-subclavian artery index: new echocardiographic index to detect coarctation in neonates and infants.},
  author={Ali Dodge-Khatami and Stephanie Ott and Stefano Di Bernardo and Felix Berger},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={80 5},
  pages={1652-7}
}
BACKGROUND In neonates and young infants (less than 3 months), coarctation may be missed or underestimated by echocardiography, especially with a patent ductus arteriosus or severe concurrent illness. A reliable noninvasive screening tool for coarctation would be useful for these patients. METHODS From 1997 to 2003, echocardiographic evaluation was performed in 63 consecutive patients with coarctation (47 neonates and 16 infants) as well as in 23 controls (16 neonates and 7 infants). End… CONTINUE READING
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