Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease II

  • I. L. D. Tonkin


Recent advances in diagnostic radiology have radically altered the approach to the diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD). Sophisticated trans-thoracic and trans-esophageal echocardiography is perhaps the best-known example. Additionally, state of the art magnetic resonance (MR) and multidetector computed tomography (CT) scanners, each with cardiac packages, can render diagnostic angiocardiography unnecessary at times. With an accurate diagnosis, interventional angiocardiography, embolotherapy, surgical correction, or even cardiac transplantation can be accomplished for palliation or cure.


Congenital Heart Disease Atrial Septal Defect Pulmonary Blood Flow Atrial Enlargement Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. L. D. Tonkin
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  1. 1.Division of Cardiovascular, Interventional, and Pediatric RadiologyUniversity of Tennessee Health Science CenterMemphisUSA

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