Twelve neonates with pulmonary atresia and intact ventricular septum underwent surgical treatment based on two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography. Ten patients with adequate morphology of the right ventricular outflow tract portion shown by means of two-dimensional echocardiography underwent pulmonary valvulotomy and systemic-to-pulmonary shunt. Two neonates with atresia of the right ventricular infundibulum on two-dimensional echocardiography underwent systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt without valvulotomy. In all patients the qualitative and quantitative echocardiographic diagnosis was confirmed at surgery and/or with the subsequent angiocardiographic study. Two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography is a precise diagnostic method for planning surgical treatment in neonates with pulmonary atresia and intact ventricular septum.
|Translated title of the contribution||Pulmonary atresia with an intact septum: indications for the neonatal surgical treatment guided by 2-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine