Two dimensional echocardiography and intravenous digital video subtraction angiography for diagnosis and evaluation of double aortic arch

David J. Sahn, Lilliam M. Valdes-Cruz, Theron W. Ovitt, Gerald Pond, Robert Mammana, Stanley J. Goldberg, Hugh D. Allen, Jack G. Copeland

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Abstract

Two infants and one 7 year old child with double aortic arch are described in whom subcostal two dimensional echocardiography identified the bifurcation of the aorta high within the thorax and imaged the proximal portions of the right and left aortic arches. In one of the infants and in the 7 year old child, the diagnosis was confirmed using intravenous digital video subtraction angiography, thus avoiding aortography and permitting accurate evaluation of the anatomic features. All cases were confirmed surgically. If X-ray examination after barium swallow and clinical history are suggestive of double aortic arch, two dimensional echocardiography is useful in verifying this possibility. Intravenous digital video subtraction angiography provides the capability for precise documentation of the anatomic features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-346
Number of pages5
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1982

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Sahn, D. J., Valdes-Cruz, L. M., Ovitt, T. W., Pond, G., Mammana, R., Goldberg, S. J., Allen, H. D., & Copeland, J. G. (1982). Two dimensional echocardiography and intravenous digital video subtraction angiography for diagnosis and evaluation of double aortic arch. The American Journal of Cardiology, 50(2), 342-346. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9149(82)90186-2