Accuracy of two-dimensional echocardiography in the detection of aneurysms of the ventricular septum

Jesus M. Canale, David Sahn, Lilliam M. Valdes-Cruz, Hugh D. Allen, Stanley J. Goldberg, Theron W. Ovitt

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Abstract

Eight children with angiographically proven aneurysm of the membranous ventricular septum (AVS) assoclated with ventricular septal defect were studied by real-time cross-sectional echocardiography. A curvilinear, sickle (dome-shaped), or irregular echo arising from the interventricular septum and bulging toward the right ventricle in systole was visualized in all patients. This finding was detected in 7 of 8 long axis views, 5 of 8 short axis views, 5 of 7 apex four-chamber views, and 4 of 7 subcostal four-chamber views. In addition, real-time cross-sectional echocardiographic studies were performed in 40 patients with angiographically proven membranous ventricular septal defect without AVS; in only one patient was the abnormal echo suggesting aneurysm of the ventricular septum detected in the long axis and apex four-chamber views. Our echo study suggests that two-dimensional echocardiography has acceptable specificity for the diagnosis of AVS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-259
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Heart Journal
Volume101
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Ventricular Septum
Aneurysm
Echocardiography
Ventricular Heart Septal Defects
Systole
Heart Ventricles
Cross-Sectional Studies

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Canale, J. M., Sahn, D., Valdes-Cruz, L. M., Allen, H. D., Goldberg, S. J., & Ovitt, T. W. (1981). Accuracy of two-dimensional echocardiography in the detection of aneurysms of the ventricular septum. American Heart Journal, 101(3), 255-259. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-8703(81)90186-1

Accuracy of two-dimensional echocardiography in the detection of aneurysms of the ventricular septum. / Canale, Jesus M.; Sahn, David; Valdes-Cruz, Lilliam M.; Allen, Hugh D.; Goldberg, Stanley J.; Ovitt, Theron W.

In: American Heart Journal, Vol. 101, No. 3, 1981, p. 255-259.

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Canale, JM, Sahn, D, Valdes-Cruz, LM, Allen, HD, Goldberg, SJ & Ovitt, TW 1981, 'Accuracy of two-dimensional echocardiography in the detection of aneurysms of the ventricular septum', American Heart Journal, vol. 101, no. 3, pp. 255-259. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-8703(81)90186-1
Canale, Jesus M. ; Sahn, David ; Valdes-Cruz, Lilliam M. ; Allen, Hugh D. ; Goldberg, Stanley J. ; Ovitt, Theron W. / Accuracy of two-dimensional echocardiography in the detection of aneurysms of the ventricular septum. In: American Heart Journal. 1981 ; Vol. 101, No. 3. pp. 255-259.
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