Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 39, Issue 3, pp 642–643 | Cite as

Relevance of Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Velocity Time Integral (RVOT VTI) and Tricuspid Regurgitation Velocity/RVOT VTI Ratio Determination in Children Following Heart Transplantation

  • Martin KoestenbergerEmail author
  • Sabrina Schweintzger
  • Mirjam Pocivalnik
  • Stefan Kurath-Koller
  • Gernot Grangl
Letter To The Editor


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of PediatricsMedical University GrazGrazAustria
  2. 2.Division of Neonatology, Department of PediatricsMedical University GrazGrazAustria

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