Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 160--162

The role of cardiac MRI in the diagnosis and management of sinus venosus atrial septal defect


Madhusudan Ganigara1, David Tanous2, David Celermajer3, Rajesh Puranik3 
1 Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Sydney, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Sydney, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Madhusudan Ganigara
Department of Cardiology, The Children«SQ»s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales-2145
Australia

Sinus venosus atrial septal defects (SV-ASDs) are inter-atrial communications caused by a deficiency of the common wall between the superior or inferior vena cava and the right-sided pulmonary veins. The diagnosis can be challenging, especially in adults with delayed presentation. We present images that illustrate an example of the role of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) in the diagnosis and follow-up of a patient with SV-ASD.


How to cite this article:
Ganigara M, Tanous D, Celermajer D, Puranik R. The role of cardiac MRI in the diagnosis and management of sinus venosus atrial septal defect.Ann Pediatr Card 2014;7:160-162


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Ganigara M, Tanous D, Celermajer D, Puranik R. The role of cardiac MRI in the diagnosis and management of sinus venosus atrial septal defect. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Oct 14 ];7:160-162
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