Left Ventricular Angiocardiography by Transseptal Puncture of the Left Atrium
Experiences with 90 left heart angiocardiograms in 170 patients with transseptal left heart catheterizations are discussed. Selective left heart angiocardiograms of patients with aortopulmonary septal defect, patent ductus arteriosus, coarctation of the aorta, different types of ventricular septal defect, and isolated congenital mitral regurgitation are discussed. Examples of valvular, supravalvular, organic subvalvular, and functional hypertrophic subaortic stenosis are shown. The method is also suitable for the demonstration of endocardial fibroelastosis, truncus arteriosus, and hypoplasia of the aorta.
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