Critically Underdeveloped Left Heart Morphology Associated with Prematurity and Low Birth Weight: Conditional Staged Rehabilitation Towards Biventricular Repair and Time-Related Growth of Left Heart Structures

Fareed Ahmad, Robert Mangano, Shirah Shore, Anastasios Charalanpos Polimenakos

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Abstract

This is a case report of premature low birth weight infant with hypoplasia of left heart structures and a large malaligned VSD who underwent successful staged approach of biventricular repair. We obtained qualitative and quantitative echocardiographic, MRI, and conventional catheterization data to support stepwise strategy towards LV rehabilitation to sustain adequate cardiac output. A thorough and intense follow-up has shown significant growth of left heart structures and favorable clinical status following staged biventricular repair. Our data indicate usefulness of qualitative and quantitative advanced complimentary multi-imaging modalities in predicting the postnatal growth potential of critically underdeveloped left heart structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1519-1521
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Volume38
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Congenital
  • Hypoplastic left ventricle
  • Volumetric analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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