Partial atrioventricular septal defect assessed by real-time three-dimensional echocardiography: A case report

Norihisa Toh, Hideaki Kanzaki, Satoshi Nakatani, Kazumi Kohyama, Takahiro Ohara, Jiyoong Kim, Kazuhiko Hashimura, Masafumi Kitakaze

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A 48-year-old woman was admitted with a heart murmur and increased difficulty in breathing. Two-dimensional echocardiography revealed a defect in the lower part of the atrial septum [(primum atrial septal defect (ASD)] and a pouch at the interventricular septum. Color Doppler echocardiography detected grade 3/4 mitral regurgitation. Real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT-3DE) revealed a cleft in the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve toward the tricuspid valve, and the ASD located near the atrioventricular valves with 14mm in minor axis. Color Doppler three-dimensional echocardiography disclosed left-to-right ASD shunt toward the atrial posterior wall. No shunt through the pouch at the membranous part, left ventricular outflow obstruction, or partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection was observed. RT-3DE is quite useful to describe complicated congenital heart disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-382
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cardiology
Volume50
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Echocardiography, transthoracic (three-dimensional)
  • Septal defects (atrioventricular)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Partial atrioventricular septal defect assessed by real-time three-dimensional echocardiography: A case report'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Toh, N., Kanzaki, H., Nakatani, S., Kohyama, K., Ohara, T., Kim, J., Hashimura, K., & Kitakaze, M. (2007). Partial atrioventricular septal defect assessed by real-time three-dimensional echocardiography: A case report. Journal of Cardiology, 50(6), 379-382.