Congenital Left Ventricular Diverticulum Diagnosed by Echocardiography

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Congenital left ventricular diverticulum is a rare cardiac malformation. The incidence of left ventricular diverticulum is reported to be 0.05% of all congenital heart malformations. This case series comprised three infants with the diagnosis of congenital left ventricular diverticulum determined by echocardiography. In addition, two of the three babies also were detected to have other cardiac disease. Echocardiography is a useful tool for diagnosing congenital left ventricular diverticulum.

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Movie clip 1 Transthoracic color Doppler showing systolic flow from the left ventricle into the diverticulum. (MOV 1563 kb)

Movie clip 1 Transthoracic color Doppler showing systolic flow from the left ventricle into the diverticulum. (MOV 1563 kb)

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Yang, H., Zhu, Q., Chen, J. et al. Congenital Left Ventricular Diverticulum Diagnosed by Echocardiography. Pediatr Cardiol 33, 646–648 (2012).

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  • Congenital heart disease
  • Diverticulum
  • Echocardiography