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Clinico-morphological correlations in the categorization of holes between the ventricles

By Brad A Friedman, Anthony Hlavacek, Karen Chessa, Girish S Shirali, Eowyn Corcrain, Diane Spicer, Robert H Anderson and Sinai Zyblewski

Abstract

Controversy still exists in the categorization of holes between the ventricles, although they are the most common congenital cardiac malformation. Advanced imaging techniques such as three-dimensional echocardiography and computed tomographic angiography offer superb anatomical details of these defects. In this review, we have sought to collate the features highlighted in different categorizations and identify their similarities, but also emphasize their differences. We hope that an analysis of this type, now achievable during life, using advanced imaging, might lead to the appearance of a unified system for diagnosis and description of holes between the ventricles

Topics: Review Article
Publisher: Medknow Publications
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2921512
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