Pulsed doppler echocardiographic findings in total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage to the coronary sinus

Arthur S. Pickoff, Rafael Sequeira, Pedro L. Ferrer, Dolores Tamer, Vicki Bennett, Rita Fojaco, Henry Gelband

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Abstract

The pulsed Doppler echocardiographic (PDE) findings in a premature cyanotic infant with total anomalous pulmonary venous return to the coronary sinus are reported. Features that suggested the diagnosis of total anomalous pulmonary venous return were an area of systolic-diastolic turbulent flow posterior to the apparent left atrial border, which was interpreted as representing the convergence of pulmonary venous return to a common pulmonary vein, and systolic and diastolic turbulent flow within the right atrium suggesting pulmonary venous return through the coronary sinus. We suggest that PDE should be included as part of the evaluation of cyanotic infants in whom the diagnosis of total anomalous pulmonary venous return is considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-254
Number of pages8
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980

Keywords

  • cyanotic congenital heart disease
  • noninvasive cardiology
  • ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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