PMID: 61758Aug 1, 1976

Anatomical variants in aortic atresia. Potential candidates for ventriculoaortic reconstitution

British Heart Journal
R M FreedomR D Rowe


Aortic valve atresia is usually associated with severe hypoplasia of the left ventricle and mitral apparatus. Palliative procedures, including atrial septectomy, pulmonary artery-aorta anastomosis, and pulmonary artery banding, have been performed in some patients. However, because of the distinct underdevelopment of the left heart, the long-term prognosis must be guarded even in the survivors of these procedures. Rarely, aortic valve atresia is found with adequate left heart chambers. Because very few of these patients are described, the clinical, angiocardiographic, and the pathological findings in two patients are presented, with comments on palliation in the neonatal period, and the potential for ventriculoaortic reconstitution.


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Anatomical Anastomosis
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Congenital Hypoplasia
Aortic Valve Disorder
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Pulmonary Artery Structure
Left Side of Heart
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