Late Manifestation of Coarctation of the Aorta After Arterial Switch Operation for D-Transposition of the Great Arteries With Intact Ventricular Septum

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The American Family Children's Hospital, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA.
Pediatric Cardiology (Impact Factor: 1.31). 05/2012; 34(3). DOI: 10.1007/s00246-012-0332-6
Source: PubMed


We describe an infant with D-transposition of the great arteries with an intact ventricular septum who developed coarctation of the aorta 13 days after arterial switch operation. A mildly hypoplastic aortic isthmus was present on echocardiogram at the time of the arterial switch operation, but there was no echocardiographic or clinical evidence of coarctation of the aorta.

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