Detection of Shunt Flow in Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection Using 2D-Doppler Echocardiography

Itoh, Kouichi; Suzuki, Osamu; Yano, Sadayuki; Shiraishi, Hirohiko; Yanagisawa, Masayosi
July 1985
Angiology;Jul1985, Vol. 36 Issue 7, p414
Academic Journal
Two-D-Doppler echocardiography was used to diagnose two cases of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC). The first case presented the supracardiac type, the second the infracardiac type. Blood flow imagings produced by 2D-Doppler echocardiography revealed shunt flow in the common pulmonary veins (CPV) and the vertical, innominate, and portal veins. The shunt flow in the vertical vein was laminar, though the shunt flow in the inflow tract of the right atrium was turbulent. Two dimensional Doppler echocardiography is very useful in the detection shunt flow in TAPVC.


Related Articles

  • Usefulness of Intraoperative Color Doppler Ultrasonography in Decision Making Regarding Conversion of an Accessory Hepatic Vein after a Fontan-Type Operation. Maeda, K.; Murakami, A.; Takaoka, T.; Takamoto, S.; Sano, K.; Makuuchi, M. // Pediatric Cardiology;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p414 

    An accessory hepatic vein (AHV) after a Fontan-type operation will result in progressive desaturation if left intact. We report a case in which intraoperative color Doppler ultrasonography revealed the absence of AHV flow and reversed portal vein flow when the AHV was clamped, suggesting that...

  • Radiofrequency Treatment of Abnormal Heart Rhythm Can Damage the Vessels That Return Blood from the Lungs to the Heart. Saad, E.B.; Marrouche, N.F.; Saad, C.P.; Ha, E.; Bash, D.; White, R.D.; Rhodes, J.; Prieto, L.; Martin, D.O.; Saliba, W.I.; Schweikert, R.A.; Natale, A. // Annals of Internal Medicine;4/15/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 8, pi-41 

    Determines how often radiofrequency catheter ablation caused scar tissue to block the pulmonary veins, whether symptoms could help diagnose the problem and whether treatment was effective. Development of severe vein narrowing in several patients; Symptoms of vein narrowing; Significance of...

  • Meandering Right Pulmonary Vein to the Left Atrium and Inferior Vena Cava. Tortoriello, Tia A.; Vick III, G. Wesley; Chung, Taylor; Bezold, Louis I.; Vincent, Julie A. // Texas Heart Institute Journal;2002, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p319 

    We report a case of a healthy, asymptomatic 6-year-old boy in whom an anomalous right pulmonary vein was noted to drain into both the inferior vena cava and left atrium in association with findings consistent with scimitar syndrome. The anomalous pulmonary vein took a very circuitous route...

  • A suggested new surgical classification for mixed totally anomalous pulmonary venous connection. Chowdhury, Ujjwal K.; Malhotra, Amber; Kothari, Shyam S.; Reddy, Sri Krishna; Mishra, Anand K.; Pradeep, Kizakke K.; Venugopal, Panangipalli // Cardiology in the Young;Aug2007, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p342 

    The morphologic variations of mixed totally anomalous pulmonary venous connection are many and varied. In this review, we give an account of all cases previously described as mixed totally anomalous pulmonary venous connection, analyzing in detail those cases where an accurate anatomical...

  • Non-invasive Estimation of Left Ventricular Filling Pressures by Doppler Echocardiography. Pozzoli, M.; Traversi, E.; Roelandt, J.R.T.C. // European Journal of Echocardiography;2002, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p75 

    The article focuses on the emergence of Doppler echocardiography as a practical tool for estimation of left ventricular filling pressures and pulmonary venous flow velocity recordings. It says that the tool's basic principle is to drive blood flow from the left atrium into the left ventricle. It...

  • A Simple Method for Rapid Estimate of Pulmonary Venous Admixture. Chiarla, Carlo; Giovannini, Ivo; Siegel, John H.; Coleman, William P.; Boldrini, Giuseppe; Castagneto, Marco // Angiology;Dec1988, Vol. 39 Issue 12, p1030 

    Data from 2,298 measurements of pulmonary venous admixture (&Qdot;S/&Qdot;T) performed in 733 patients were analyzed and processed in order to develop a method for rapid and reliable estimation of &Qdot;S/&Qdot;T by a simplified approach. Formulae and charts were obtained, which are easily...

  • Transcatheter Diagnosis and Intervention for Iatrogenic Right-to-Left Shunts Decades After Surgical Repair of Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Veins and an Atrial Septal Defect. Divekar, Abhay; Morriss, Jill; Reinking, Benjamin; Bartlett, Heather L. // Pediatric Cardiology;Nov2009, Vol. 30 Issue 8, p1150 

    A 57-year-old man presented with symptomatic right-to-left shunts decades after surgical closure of an atrial septal defect and partial anomalous pulmonary veins. Two sources of shunting were identified: a baffle leak from the right superior vena cava (RSVC) to the left atrium secondary to...

  • Relationship of Ostial Pulmonary Vein Scar with Reduction in Pulmonary Vein Size after Radiofrequency Ablation for the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation: An Observational Cohort Study. Hauser, Thomas H.; Peters, Dana C.; Wylie, John V.; Lau, Catherine; Josephson, Mark E.; Manning, Warren J. // JAFIB: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation; 

    Background: Radiofrequency (RF) ablation procedures to electrically isolate the pulmonary veins (PV) from the left atrium are frequently used to treat atrial fibrillation. We hypothesized that changes in PV size after RF ablation would correlate with the volume of ostial PV scar as assessed by...

  • Greater forearm venous compliance in resistance-trained men. Kawano, Hiroshi; Tanimoto, Michiya; Yamamoto, Kenta; Gando, Yuko; Sanada, Kiyoshi; Tabata, Izumi; Higuchi, Mitsuru; Miyachi, Motohiko // European Journal of Applied Physiology;Nov2010, Vol. 110 Issue 4, p769 

    Greater venous compliance is associated with attenuation of the tolerance response to orthostatic stress and reduced incidence of venous diseases. Resistance training induces tolerance to orthostatic challenge and the growth of capillaries, which may lead to negative and positive effects on...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics