Congenital absence of pulmonary valve: A rare congenital heart defect in newborns

Lewis, Leslie and Bhat, Ramesh Y and Jayashree, P and Shetty, Ranjan and Krishnananda, N (2016) Congenital absence of pulmonary valve: A rare congenital heart defect in newborns. International Journal of Cardiovascular Research, 5 (5). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2324-8602

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Abstract

Absent pulmonary valve (APV), defined as total or subtotal absence of pulmonary valve leaflets, is a rare defect. The estimated frequency is 6 in 3000 live born infants with congenital heart diseases. Pulmonary stenosis and aneurysmal dilatation of pulmonary artery usually coexist with the defect. At birth, the affected new born may have severe manifestations leading to diagnosing difficulties. Presented is a newborn with persistent cyanosis at birth requiring resuscitation in which subsequent echocardiography established the diagnosis of Fallot-type APV. This case highlights the need for fetal echocardiography in high risk settings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Congenital absent pulmonary valve; neonate; respiratory distress.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Cardiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2017 04:30
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2017 04:30
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/148513

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