Diagnosis of sinus venosus atrial septal defect with transesophageal echocardiography.

  title={Diagnosis of sinus venosus atrial septal defect with transesophageal echocardiography.},
  author={R D Pascoe and Jae Kon Oh and Carole A. Warnes and Gordon K. Danielson and A Jamil Tajik and James B. Seward},
  volume={94 5},
BACKGROUND Sinus venosus atrial septal defect (SVD) is underdiagnosed with transthoracic echocardiography because of its posterior (far field) location. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) should be ideally suited to diagnose SVD, given the proximity of the transducer to the defect. METHODS AND RESULTS A retrospective study was undertaken that used the medical history, echocardiographic findings, and surgical data of patients identified from computer records as having the diagnosis of SVD… CONTINUE READING
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