Aortopulmonary Window

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Aortopulmonary Window

Aortopulmonary window (APW) is a rare heart defect that is present at birth. Children with APW have a hole connecting the major blood vessel that delivers oxygen-rich blood to the body (the aorta) and the one taking blood from the heart to the lungs to be oxygenated (pulmonary artery). This results in too much blood flowing to the lungs instead of to the body. This can increase blood pressure in the lungs, often causing rapid breathing and infections of the lungs. Other symptoms include delayed growth, failure of the heart to function properly, lack of weight gain and poor eating, and irritability. A doctor can diagnose APW by inserting a tube into the body and to the lungs to measure the pressure there. He or she can also diagnose APW with a chest exam and an imaging test called an echocardiogram. A cardiologist, or heart doctor, can work with you to determine the best treatment for this condition.

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The terms "Aortopulmonary Window" returned 46 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Aortopulmonary window in adulthood: Surviving at 22 years without intervention or pulmonary vascular disease.
 

Author(s): İsa Öner Yüksel, Erkan Köklü, Şakir Arslan, Çağın Mustafa Üreyen, Selçuk Küçükseymen

Journal: Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2016 Jun;44(4):332-4.

 

Aortopulmonary window is a rare anomaly, a communication between the ascending aorta and the main pulmonary artery. Prognosis in the absence of correction is poor, with mortality of around 40% in the first year of life. A case of aortopulmonary window without pulmonary vascular disease ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Anomalous origin of the right pulmonary artery from the ascending aorta associated with aortopulmonary window].
 

Author(s): José Miguel Torres-Martel, Lydia Rodríguez-Hernández, Joaquín Rodolfo Zepeda-Sanabria

Journal: Gac Med Mex. ;152(1):116-9.

 

Anomalous origin of one pulmonary artery from the aorta is rare. We report a case of a three-month-old infant with aortopulmonary window and anomalous origin of the right pulmonary artery from the ascending aorta. He underwent surgery with anastomosis of the right pulmonary artery, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Case report of aortopulmonary window with undiagnosed interrupted aortic arch: Role of transesophageal echocardiography.
 

Author(s): Sathish Kumar Dharmalingam, Rahul Pillai, Sathappan Karuppiah, Raj Sahajanandan, Gladdy George

Journal: Ann Card Anaesth. ;19(1):152-3.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Aortopulmonary Window" returned 4 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Fetal aortopulmonary window: case series and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): A Fotaki, J Novaes, H Jicinska, J S Carvalho

Journal: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Apr;49(4):533-539.

 

Aortopulmonary window is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly characterized by communication between the aorta and the pulmonary artery above the semilunar valves. Prenatal diagnosis is rare. We report four fetuses with aortopulmonary window and review the relevant literature. Approximately ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Aortopulmonary window--impact of associated lesions on surgical results.
 

Author(s): Cinthia Siqueira Gangana, Ana Flávia de Araújo Malheiros, Elizabete Vilar Alves, Maurício Amir de Azevedo, Renata Moll Bernardes, Luiz Carlos Simões

Journal: Arq. Bras. Cardiol.. 2007 Apr;88(4):402-7.

 

The aortopulmonary window (APW) is a communication between the pulmonary artery (PA) and the ascending aorta in the presence of two separate semilunar valves. This review describes the natural history of the APW and the impact of associated defects on surgical results in patients ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Aortopulmonary window with ventricular septal defect and pulmonary atresia: prenatal diagnosis and successful early surgical correction.
 

Author(s): A Kuehn, R Oberhoffer, M Vogt, R Lange, J Hess

Journal: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Dec;24(7):793-6.

 

We report a case in which aortopulmonary window (APW) in combination with pulmonary atresia was diagnosed correctly in a neonate by echocardiography. Prenatal echocardiography showed progression of tetralogy of Fallot to pulmonary atresia with retrograde pulmonary perfusion, concealing ...

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