Hand-held echocardiography in children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

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Summary of "Hand-held echocardiography in children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome."

When performed by cardiologists, hand-held echocardiography (HHE) can assess ventricular systolic function and valve disease in adults, but its accuracy and utility in congenital heart disease is unknown. In hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), the echocardiographic detection of depressed right ventricular (RV) systolic function and higher grade tricuspid regurgitation (TR) can identify patients who are at increased risk of morbidity and mortality and who may benefit from additional imaging or medical therapies.


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Name: Congenital heart disease
ISSN: 1747-0803


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