Diagnosis of Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection with Intact Interatrial Septum by Echocardiography.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This case illustrates the complementary use of transthoracic echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography in the diagnosis of partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection. The transthoracic echocardiogram suggested the presence of anomalous pulmonary venous return by demonstrating right heart volume overload and evidence of an intact atrial septum. Transesophageal echocardiography was required to confirm these findings and provide a firm anatomic diagnosis before surgery. This case also emphasizes that a high degree of clinical suspicion for this condition should occur in situations in which apparent right heart volume overload is otherwise unexplained.

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Cited Authors

  • Tighe, DA; Thomas, NVL; Hafer, JG; Rousou, JA; Engelman, RM; Anene, CA; Fernandez, E; Rifkin, RD

Published Date

  • May 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 405 - 408

PubMed ID

  • 11175057

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-8175

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1540-8175.1998.tb00625.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States