Accuracy of Two-Dimensional Echocardiography in Prospective Diagnosis and Postoperative Long-Term Follow-up of Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection

  • Alvin J. Chin
  • Frederick Sherman
  • Stephen P. Sanders
  • Peter Lang
  • Roberta G. Williams
  • William I. Norwood
  • Aldo R. Castaneda
Conference paper

Abstract

Since some institutions [1] 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.

Keywords

Catheter Cardiol Doyle 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alvin J. Chin
  • Frederick Sherman
  • Stephen P. Sanders
  • Peter Lang
  • Roberta G. Williams
  • William I. Norwood
  • Aldo R. Castaneda

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