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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 103-106

Aortopulmonary window in infants

Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Golestan Medical, Educational and Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Mehdi Ghaderian
Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Golestan Medical, Educational, and Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, # 90, Golestan Blvd., P.O. Box 6135733118, Ahvaz
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DOI: 10.4103/1995-705X.102153

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One of the rarest congenital heart diseases that results from a defect between the main pulmonary artery and the proximal aorta is named aortopulmonary window (APW). Such abnormality could be isolated, but in fifty percent of patients may be associated with other cardiac abnormalities, including arch abnormalities, specifically coarctation of the aorta, interrupted aortic arch, tetralogy of fallot, and atrial septal defect (ASD). Surgical closure or catheter-delivered devices is recommended in all patients with APW and should be performed after diagnosis as soon as possible to prevent irreversible pulmonary vascular disease. In the current era, early mortality following repair of simple APW is low and depends on the presence of associated lesions, especially interrupted aortic arch. We report an 8-month-old boy with APW who was referred to our center by respiratory symptoms and heart murmurs.

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