Echocardiographic Evaluation of Patients with Univentricular Atrioventricular Connection Prior to Surgery
Improved mortality rates now justify surgical approaches to the management of univentricular atrioventricular connection (UAVC). The optimal surgical indication is based on an accurate morphologic and functional preoperative diagnosis. To assess how much echocardiography contributed to diagnosis, 45 surgical cases have been reviewed (Tables 1 and 2). An m-Mode and a two-dimensional (2-D) echocardiogram were performed in every patient; contrast and Doppler echocardiographies were used in some as an additional evaluation.
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