Doppler color flow mapping for the diagnosis of traumatic left ventricle - right atrial communication

A. Haouzi, J. P. Godenir, O. Dibon, D. Amrein, P. Mathieu

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-260
Number of pages4
JournalArchives des Maladies du Coeur et des Vaisseaux
Volume84
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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