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Acquired ventricular septal aneurysm in a patient with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum

  • Akash R. Patel (a1), Paul Farrell (a1), Matthew Harris (a1), J. William Gaynor (a2) and Matthew J. Gillespie (a1)...

Myocardial ischaemia and infarction in pulmonary atresia and intact ventricular septum with right ventricular-dependent coronary circulation is a well-established complication. We report an interesting case of an acquired aneurysm in the ventricular septum in a patient who underwent staged palliation.

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Correspondence to: Dr M. J. Gillespie, Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 8 NW, 34th Street, Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States of America. Tel: +215 590 1790; Fax: +215 590 5415; E-mail:
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Cardiology in the Young
  • ISSN: 1047-9511
  • EISSN: 1467-1107
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