Serial two-dimensional echocardiography for detection of coarctation of the aorta in the postnatal period

Ehud Grenadier, Carlos Oliveira Lima, David J. Sahn, Hugh D. Allen, Lilliam M. Valdes-Cruz

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Abstract

We describe the ultrasound appearance of postnatal development of an angiographically proven coarctation of the aorta in a full-term infant. The diagnosis of a discrete coarctation was subsequently supported on a repeat two-dimensional echocardiogram, after an initial clinical and two-dimensional study at 6 h of age that had revealed only minimal juxtaductal aortic deformity. We stress the importance of two-dimensional echocardiography as a reliable noninvasive method for detecting the change in aortic contour occurring with ductal closure in infants with predisposing aortic anatomy who will go on to develop coarctation of the aorta.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-287
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1983

Keywords

  • Aortic arch
  • Coarctation
  • Noninvasive diagnosis
  • Two-dimensional echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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