Preoperative gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance pulmonary venography in an adolescent with atrial septal defect

Michael D. Eisenhauer, James B. Kinney, Vincent B. Ho, David J. Sahn, Maceo Braxton, James Peake

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Abstract

The conventional preoperative evaluation of congenital heart disease in the adult using only echocardiography and cardiac catheterization is frequently limited. We report a case in which newer magnetic resonance imaging with gadolinium angiographic techniques proved helpful by conclusively documenting normal pulmonary venous return in a patient with unilateral atrial septal defect. This evaluation obviated the need for referral to a more specialized tertiary-care center for congenital heart disease and dramatized the value of all interdisciplinary approach to the adult patient with newly diagnosed congenital heart disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)640-642
Number of pages3
JournalMilitary medicine
Volume162
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1997

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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