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2011-03-18-13 Hypoplastic left heart © Contarin
Hypoplastic left heart

Francesco Contarin, MD., Annalisa Di Rocco, MD.

* Clinica Sanatrix. Caracas, Venezuela.
** Centro Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela.

Case report

This is a case of a 37 year old G2 P0 who was scanned at our department at 29 weeks of gestation. Our exam revealed hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Patient underwent amniocentesis and the result was a normal karyotype 46 XY. Unfortunately, baby died 10 days after delivery.

Images 1,2: 4-chamber view show a very small left cavity, the apex of the heart is formed by the right ventricle.

Images 3,4
: Image 3 shows a right outflow tract, pulmonary artery. Image 4 shows a 3-vessel view, note the difference between pulmonary (1) and aortic diameter (2).

Images 5,6: Image 5 shows a bicaval view. Image 5 shows an aortic arch.

Image 7: Ductal arch.

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