• Carlo Nicola De Cecco
  • Marco Rengo
Part of the A-Z Notes in Radiological Practice and Reporting book series (AZRPR)

Damus–Kaye–Stansel Operation

  • Surgical operation performed in TGA, single ventricle, and restrictive VSD causing subaortic stenosis.

  • Side-to-side aorta and pulmonary artery connection to provide unrestricted blood flow from the systemic ventricle to the aorta.


  • High negative predictive value for PE and DVT.

  • Positive D-dimer results with medium–high clinical probability of PE should be followed by CTA.


  • Anomalous cardiac position with the apex pointing the right chest wall.

  • Cardiac anatomy may be normal.

  • Check for other congenital cardiac lesions.

  • Differential diagnosis: in case of abnormal heart position, look for congenital absence of pericardium.

Diastolic Dysfunction

Diastolic Tail

DiGeorge Syndrome

  • Genetic disease on chromosome 22 leading to thymic hypoplasia with low T cell count, hypoparathyroidism with hypocalcemia, and outflow tract defects of the heart (ToF, truncus arteriosus, interrupted...


Aortic Valve Stenosis Hypertensive Heart Disease Double Outlet Right Ventricle Adult Congenital Heart Disease Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy 
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Suggested Reading

  1. Khoo JP et al (2012) Stress cardiovascular MR in routine clinical practice: referral patterns, accuracy, tolerance, safety and incidental findings. Br J Radiol 85:e851–e857PubMedCentralCrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Mavrogeni S et al (2013) CMR detects subclinical cardiomyopathy in mother-carriers of duchenne and becker muscular dystrophy. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 6:526–528CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Quarta G et al (2011) Cardiomyopathies: focus on cardiovascular magnetic resonance. Br J Radiol 84:S296–S305PubMedCentralCrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. Warnes CA et al (2008) ACC/AHA 2008 guidelines for the management of adults with congenital heart disease. Circulation 118:e714–e833CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Nicola De Cecco
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marco Rengo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiological Sciences, Oncology and PathologySapienza University of Rome-Polo PontinoLatinaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Radiology and Radiological SciencesMedical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA

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