The authors report the case of an acquired left ventricle - right atrial communication after closed chest trauma. This communication was associated with rupture of the aortic isthmus and complete atrioventricular block. The left-to-right shunt which was assumed for a long time to be a small, well tolerated, ventricular septal defect, finally required surgical repair. The diagnosis was eventually made clear by Doppler color flow mapping which was of great value in orienting the surgical procedure.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Archives des Maladies du Coeur et des Vaisseaux|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1991|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine