Accuracy of Two-Dimensional Echocardiography in Prospective Diagnosis and Postoperative Long-Term Follow-up of Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection
Since some institutions  have advocated surgery without cardiac catheterization for certain lesions, such as total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC), it is important to assess the accuracy of two-dimensional echocardiography (2-D echo) in prospective diagnosis. Abandoning traditional cardiac catheterization and angiography would be justified only if all surgically relevant anatomic features could be consistently displayed noninvasively. Another goal of this study was to assess whether multiple-plane 2-D echo imaging can adequately display the geometry of surgically created pulmonary vein confluence (PV Conf)-left atrial (LA) anastomoses.
KeywordsPulmonary Vein Leave Atrial Coronary Sinus Right Atrium Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection
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