Subxiphoid two-dimensional echocardiographic diagnosis of double-chambered right ventricle

D Matina, N H van Doesburg, J C Fouron, R Guérin, A Davignon
1983 Circulation  
The echocardiographic features of 14 patients with double-chambered right ventricle are presented. Diagnosis was confirmed in 13 patients at cardiac catheterization and in one at necropsy. The ultrasonic diagnosis was based on the visualization in subxiphoid short-axis view of an anomalous muscle bundle at the lower margin of the right ventricular infundibulum; this structure was present in diastole and systole and the distal portion of infundibulum was wide and free of obstruction. Associated
more » ... esions were very frequent (especially ventricular septal defects, present in 13 patients). Subxiphoid two-dimensional echocardiography is an easy, reliable, noninvasive means of assessing this disease in infants and children.
doi:10.1161/01.cir.67.4.885 pmid:6825244 fatcat:rg6gxa6t3jcvdocuyjh4ppatc4