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Type B aortic interruption in an adult

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Abstract

A 19-year-old male presented with mild to moderate hypertension and differential cyanosis. Transthoracic echocardiography and multi-slice computed tomography revealed type B aortic interruption along with various congenital cardiac defects including patent ductus arteriosus with bidirectional shunt, perimembranous ventricular septal defect with left-to-right shunt, bicuspid aortic valve, and severe pulmonary hypertension.

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Image procession was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 81300232).

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Correspondence to Cuizhen Pan.

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Video. 1 Transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated patent ductus arteriosus with bidirectional but dominantly right-to-left shunt

Video. 1 Transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated patent ductus arteriosus with bidirectional but dominantly right-to-left shunt

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Wang, Y., Yang, X., Dong, L. et al. Type B aortic interruption in an adult. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 30, 459–460 (2014) doi:10.1007/s10554-013-0336-1

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Keywords

  • Type B aortic interruption
  • Transthoracic echocardiography
  • MSCT