Never trust first impressions when assessing the heart of a pregnant woman

Carla Bonanomi, Elisa Gherbesi, Anna Maria Colli, Giovanni Malanchini, Federico Lombardi

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We describe the echocardiographic finding of a 35-year-old pregnant woman, referred for a clinical consultation at our institution because of congestive heart failure. She underwent echocardiography with only little information about a history of cardiac surgery during infancy. At the first sight, parasternal long axis view demonstrates normal structures, but on the apical view we diagnosed a very rare condition with typical imaging findings: Criss Cross heart.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-205
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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