Login | Users Online: 70  
Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size   
Home | About us | Editorial board | Search | Ahead of print | Current Issue | Archives | Submit article | Instructions | Subscribe | Advertise | Contact us
 


 
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 124-125 Table of Contents     

Atrial septal defect inferior vena cava type


Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Echocardiography Laboratory, Hamad Medical Corporation, P.O. Box 3050, Doha, Qatar

Date of Web Publication17-Jun-2010

Correspondence Address:
Mohammed Ali Yousef
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Echocardiography Laboratory, Hamad Medical Corporation, P.O. Box 3050, Doha
Qatar
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

How to cite this article:
Yousef MA. Atrial septal defect inferior vena cava type. Heart Views 2008;9:124-5

How to cite this URL:
Yousef MA. Atrial septal defect inferior vena cava type. Heart Views [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Nov 30];9:124-5. Available from: https://www.heartviews.org/text.asp?2008/9/3/124/63763

Abbreviations: LV = left ventricle; LA = left atrium; RV = right ventricle; RA = right atrium; SVC = superior vena cava; IVC = inferior vena cava; Ao = ascending aorta


A thirty-two-year-old female patient was referred for echocardiography as part of pre-employment assessment in Qatar. History was unremarkable except for occasional palpitations. Physical examination showed left parasternal heave, palpable P2 and loud fixed splitting of the second heart sound. The rest of the physical examination was not remarkable. ECG, CXR, and echocardiograms shown in [Figure 1], [Figure 2], [Figure 3], [Figure 4], [Figure 5], [Figure 6] and [Figure 7] are consistent with ASD. ECG (Figure 1) and CXR (Figure 2) suggested ASD and confirmed by echocardiography [Figure 3], [Figure 4], [Figure 5], [Figure 6] and [Figure 7]. The TEE [Figure 6] and [Figure 7] clearly showed an ASD located inferiorly, adjacent to inferior vena cava (IVC). Calculated QpQs ratio was 3.3:1. Doppler echocardiography [Figure 5] A,B showed severe pulmonary hypertension, 83 mmHg at rest with a heart rate of 95 beats/minute, increasing to 110 mmHg with exercise at heart rate of 120 beats/minute. Calculated mean pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) was 38 mmHg, and pulmonary vascular resistance by Doppler estimation was 3 woods unit.

IVC type ASD is rare, occurring in less than 1% of ASDs.


    Figures

  [Figure 1], [Figure 2], [Figure 3], [Figure 4], [Figure 5], [Figure 6], [Figure 7]



 

Top
 
  Search
 
    Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
    Access Statistics
    Email Alert *
    Add to My List *
* Registration required (free)  

 
  In this article
    Article Figures

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1247    
    Printed53    
    Emailed1    
    PDF Downloaded95    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal