Large Unrepaired Aortopulmonary Window Presenting in Adulthood

Author(s): Munish Dev*, Madhurima Sharma, Naresh Rana.

Journal Name: Current Cardiology Reviews

Volume 16 , Issue 1 , 2020

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Background: Aortopulmonary window is an uncommon congenital heart disease, with untreated cases not surviving beyond childhood. However, very rarely it can present in adult patients with features of pulmonary hypertension. Clinically these patients cannot be differentiated from other more common conditions with left to right shunt. Transthoracic echocardiography if performed meticulously, can depict the defect in aortopulmonary septum.

Results: We report a case of large unrepaired aortopulmonary window in a 23 years old patient, diagnosed on transthoracic echocardiography.

Keywords: Echocardiography, congenital heart disease, pulmonary artery hypertension, computed tomography, aortopulmonary window, transthoracic echocardiography.

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VOLUME: 16
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Year: 2020
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