Prevalence of bilateral patent ductus arteriosus in patients with pulmonic valve atresia and asplenia syndrome

Roberto Formigari, Ugo Vairo, Andrea de Zorzi, Giuseppe Santoro, Bruno Marino

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Abstract

In patients with congenital pulmonic valve atresia the bilateral patent ductus arteriosus is one of the rarest patterns of blood supply to the lungs.1-3 Freedom et al4 described 15 cases of bilateral patent ductus arteriosus in patients with pulmonic valve atresia: in 9 cases there was a pulmonic valve atresia with ventricular septal defect, in 1 a pulmonic valve atresia in a setting of "complex congenital heart disease with situs solitus" and in 5 patients the pulmonic valve atresia was associated with atrial isomerism. A further case was recently reported in association with pulmonic valve atresia and intact ventricular septum,5 but there are no published reports of a systematic study of the association of bilateral patent ductus arteriosus with various forms of pulmonic valve atresia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1219-1220
Number of pages2
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume70
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 1992

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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