Educational series in congenital heart disease: Congenital left-sided heart obstruction

Michelle Carr, Stephanie Curtis*, Jan Marek

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Abstract

Congenital obstruction of the left ventricular outflow tract remains a significant problem and multilevel obstruction can often coexist. Obstruction can take several morphological forms and may involve the subvalvar, valvar or supravalvar portion of the aortic valve complex. Congenital valvar stenosis presenting in the neonatal period represents a spectrum of disorders ranging from the hypoplastic left heart syndrome to almost normal hearts. Treatment options vary dependent on the severity of the left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) and the variable degree of left ventricular hypoplasia as well as the associated lesions such as arch hypoplasia and coarctation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R23-R36
JournalEcho Research and Practice
Volume5
Issue number2
Early online date16 Mar 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Aortic stenosis
  • Bicuspid aortic valve
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction

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