Prevalence of left-sided obstructive lesions in patients with atrioventricular canal without Down's syndrome

L. de Biase, V. Di Ciommo, L. Ballerini, M. Bevilacqua, C. Marcelletti, B. Marino

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Abstract

Ninety consecutive patients with atrioventricular canal were studied to identify the association between left-sided obstructive lesions and Down's syndrome. Three groups were recognized: Group I, 76 patients with atrioventricular canal and no left-sided obstructions; Group II, nine patients with atrioventricular canal and left-sided inlet obstructions; Group III, five patients with atrioventricular canal and left-sided outlet obstructions. Of the 90 patients studied, 47 had Down's syndrome and only one of these had a left-sided obstructive lesion. Of 43 without Down's syndrome, 13 or 30% had left-sided obstructive lesions with predominating lesions at the inlet level caused by right ventricular dominance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-469
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume91
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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    de Biase, L., Di Ciommo, V., Ballerini, L., Bevilacqua, M., Marcelletti, C., & Marino, B. (1986). Prevalence of left-sided obstructive lesions in patients with atrioventricular canal without Down's syndrome. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 91(3), 467-469.