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Staged interventional solution for a diagnostic dilemma caused by hypoplastic left ventricle with severe aortic arch hypoplasia


 Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Kothandam Sivakumar,
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Madras Medical Mission, 4A Dr J J Nagar, Mogappair, Chennai - 600 037, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/apc.APC_56_20

Duct dependent aortic arch obstruction with borderline left ventricular hypoplasia presents a diagnostic dilemma. If the left ventricle (LV) is adequate to sustain systemic cardiac output without a patent duct, arch obstruction is relieved surgically and duct is divided. Inadequate LVs do not tolerate duct division, and these patients need more complex Norwood type surgeries. However, catheter-based interventions for arch obstruction can retain ductal patency. The progressive changes in anatomy and physiology of a neonate who presented with hypoplastic left heart structures and patent duct with advancing age and modified by serial catheter-based interventions are presented to highlight the use of interventions in this therapeutic dilemma.


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