Right heart dilatation in adults: congenital causes.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to illustrate the common congenital cardiac lesions that are characterized by right-sided heart enlargement that may be seen on routine thoracic or cardiac imaging. CONCLUSION: A systematic approach to the evaluation of the right heart and an understanding of the congenital abnormalities causing right chamber enlargement will allow the radiologist to diagnose unsuspected cardiac abnormalities on routine clinical thoracic and cardiac imaging as well as accurately identify these defects on dedicated cardiac CT or MRI examinations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cook, AL; Hurwitz, LM; Valente, AM; Herlong, JR

Published Date

  • September 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 189 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 592 - 601

PubMed ID

  • 17715105

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1546-3141

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/AJR.07.2420


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States