How to prevent echocardiographic misinterpretation of Gerbode type defect as pulmonary arterial hypertension

Faramarz Tehrani, Mohammad R Movahed

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Abstract

We present a rare case of left ventricular to right atrial communication, a Gerbode type defect discovered in an adult female, originally misinterpreted as pulmonary arterial hypertension. The case report will be followed by the review of the literature and a discussion about how to prevent echocardiographic misinterpretation of this defect as pulmonary arterial hypertension using careful echocardiographic examination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)494-497
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Echocardiography
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007

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Keywords

  • Echocardiography
  • Gerbode type defect
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Ventricular septal defect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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