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[Echogenic intracardiac structures (golf ball phenomenon)

Ultraschall Med. 1999 Feb;20(1):19-21. (German)

[Echogenic intracardiac structures (golf ball phenomenon) as predictors of chromosome anomalies]

Bettelheim D, Ulm MR, Deutinger J, Bernaschek G.

Universitatsklinik fur Frauenheilkunde, Abteilung fur Pranatale Diagnostik und Therapie, Wien.


Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia

Echocardiographic Findings in Patients
Meeting Task Force Criteria for Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
New Insights From the Multidisciplinary Study of Right Ventricular Dysplasia


Danita M. Yoerger, MD,* Frank Marcus, MD,† Duane Sherrill, PHD,† Hugh Calkins, MD,‡
Jeffery A. Towbin, MD,§ Wojciech Zareba, MD, PHD, Michael H. Picard, MD,*

for the
Multidisciplinary Study of Right Ventricular Dysplasia Investigators
Boston, Massachusetts; Tucson, Arizona; Baltimore, Maryland; Houston, Texas; and Rochester, New York

OBJECTIVES

The purpose of this study was to quantify the echocardiographic abnormalities in probands
who were newly diagnosed with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD).
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of ARVD remains challenging. The Multidisciplinary Study of Right
Ventricular Dysplasia was initiated to characterize the cardiac structural, clinical, and genetic
aspects of ARVD


Sindrome del cuore sinistro ipoplasico

La sindrome del cuore sinistro ipoplasico è caratterizzata da un ventricolo sinistro piccolo,
talvolta virtuale, stenosi critica o atresia delle valvole aortica e/o della mitrale e
ipoplasia dell’aorta ascendente e dell’arco dell’aorta, atrio sinistro piccolo,coartazione dell’aorta che
è la malformazione associata più frequente.
Rappresenta circa 1% di tutte le malformazioni cardiache congenite e, se non trattata,
ha la più alta mortalità nel primo mese di vita.


Prenatal diagnosis of Shone syndrome : parental counseling

Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2004; 24: 629–632
Published online in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com). DOI: 10.1002/uog.1753
Prenatal diagnosis of Shone’s syndrome: parental counseling and clinical outcome
N. ZUCKER, A. LEVITAS and E. ZALZSTEIN
Pediatric Cardiology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
KEYWORDS: fetal echocardiography; prenatal diagnosis; Shone’s syndrome


La sindrome di Shone

La sindrome di Shone comprende quattro anomalie :
1- una membrana sopravalvolare mitralica
2- mitrale a paracadute
3- stenosi subaortica (membranosa o muscolare)
4- coartazione aortica

Esiste anche una forma incompleta in cui si riconoscono solo due o tre componenti. Ha una scarsa prognosi chirurgica con una mortalità tra il 24-27% e richiede interventi multipli con una scarsa prognosi a distanza.


A study of congenital cardiac disease in a neonatal population. The validity of echocardiography undertaken by a neonatologist

A study of congenital cardiac disease in a neonatal population – the validity of echocardiography undertaken by a neonatologist
Authors: Gregory R. Samson; Suresh R. Kumar


Source : Cardiology in the Young, December 2004, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 585-593(9)


Publisher: Greenwich Medical Media


Prenatal diagnosis of tetralogy of Fallot associated with a fistula from left coronary artery to the left atrium

Prenatal diagnosis of tetralogy of Fallot associated with
a fistula from the left coronary artery to the left atrium
Mohammed D. Khan, Sivasankaran Sivasubramonian, John M. Simpson
Department of Congenital Heart Disease, Guy’s Hospital, London, UK


Inherited Arrhythmias: Long QT Syndrome

The Challenge
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a disorder of cardiac repolarization. It is characterized by a prolongation of the QT interval, and a predisposition to ventricular tachyarrhythmias, which are associated with syncope, arrhythmic events, and sudden cardiac death (SCD). In recent years, there have been significant advances in understanding the genetic basis of the syndrome. Newer genetic forms of LQTS have been identified, too, plus a laboratory test has become available to help in the diagnosis of the syndrome. As knowledge of LQTS continues to expand, clinical applications of this growing body of information need further study