Transesophageal and Transthoracic Two-dimensional Color Doppler Echocardiography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Diagnosis of Atrial Septal Defect [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1994; 22(4): 257-260

Transesophageal and Transthoracic Two-dimensional Color Doppler Echocardiography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Diagnosis of Atrial Septal Defect

Sema GÜNERİ1, Önder KIRIMLI1, Suat MENZİLCİOĞLU1, Özcan KUMOVA1, Caner ÇAVDAR1, Mithat ÖZER1

We investigated the role of transthoracic (TTE) and transesophageal (TEE) 2-dimensional color Doppler echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis of atrial septal defect (ASD) in 9 adult patients with ASD. The diagnosis was confirmed by TEE in 8 patients and by TTE in 1 patient who did not tolerate TEE. MRI showed ASD in 7 of 8 patients. MRI failed to show ASD in 1 patient who was diagnosed as ASD by cardiac catheterization and TEE. We conclude that TTE coupled with TEE is superior to MRI in the diagnosis of ostium secundum type of ASD.

Keywords: Atrial septal defect, transesophageal echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging

How to cite this article
Sema GÜNERİ, Önder KIRIMLI, Suat MENZİLCİOĞLU, Özcan KUMOVA, Caner ÇAVDAR, Mithat ÖZER. Transesophageal and Transthoracic Two-dimensional Color Doppler Echocardiography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Diagnosis of Atrial Septal Defect. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1994; 22(4): 257-260
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