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Abstract

In congenital heart anomalies, a shunt may occur at various levels depending on the intracardiac structures; this results in specific and characteristic hemodynamics. In this section, the intracardiac flow dynamics is assessed in representative cardiac anomalies—atrial septal defect (ASD), ventricular septal defect (VSD); and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Additionally, the blood flow pattern of the inter-atrial communication in patients with complete transposition of the great arteries is described in Sect. 10.5.

Keywords

Patent Ductus Arteriosus Atrial Septal Defect Ventricular Septal Defect Ventricular Septal Defect Pulmonary Valve 
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© Springer Japan 1989

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  • Gengi Satomi

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