Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 243--245

Use of echocardiographic subxiphoid five-sixth area length (bullet) method in evaluation of adequacy of borderline left ventricle in hypoplastic left heart complex


Justin T Tretter, Sujata Chakravarti, Puneet Bhatla 
 Division of Pediatric Cardiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, USA

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Puneet Bhatla
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Indexed left ventricular end-diastolic volume (ILVEDV) is commonly used in evaluating źDQ╗borderline left ventricle (LV)źDQ╗ in hypoplastic left heart complex (HLHC) to determine if the LV can sustain adequate systemic cardiac output. Commonly used quantification methods include biplane Simpson or the traditional five-sixth area length źDQ╗bulletźDQ╗ methods, which have been shown to underestimate true LV volumes, when septal position is mildly abnormal. Subxiphoid five-sixth area length method is proposed as a more accurate estimate of true LV volume in the evaluation of borderline LV.


How to cite this article:
Tretter JT, Chakravarti S, Bhatla P. Use of echocardiographic subxiphoid five-sixth area length (bullet) method in evaluation of adequacy of borderline left ventricle in hypoplastic left heart complex.Ann Pediatr Card 2015;8:243-245


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Tretter JT, Chakravarti S, Bhatla P. Use of echocardiographic subxiphoid five-sixth area length (bullet) method in evaluation of adequacy of borderline left ventricle in hypoplastic left heart complex. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Sep 29 ];8:243-245
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