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Interrupted aortic arch Classification & external resources
Interrupted aortic arch is a very rare heart defect in which the aorta is not completely developed. There is a gap between the ascending and descending thoracic aorta. Almost all patients also have other cardiac anomalies.
Additional recommended knowledge
It can be diagnosed with an
Treatment consists of
open heart surgery soon after birth. Awaiting surgery, prostaglandin can be administered to keep the ductus arteriosus open, thereby allowing blood flow to the lower body.
Congenital malformations and deformations of circulatory system ( Q20-Q28, 745-747) Cardiac chambers and connections Persistent truncus arteriosus - Double outlet right ventricle (Taussig-Bing syndrome) - Transposition of the great vessels ( dextro, levo) Cardiac septa Ventricular septal defect - Atrial septal defect (Lutembacher's syndrome) - Atrioventricular septal defect (Ostium primum) - Tetralogy of Fallot - Eisenmenger's syndrome Right: pulmonary and tricuspid valves pulmonary valves ( stenosis, insufficiency) - tricuspid valves ( stenosis, atresia) - Ebstein's anomaly Left: aortic and mitral valves ( aortic valves stenosis, insufficiency, bicuspid) - ( mitral valves stenosis, regurgitation) - Hypoplastic left heart syndrome Other congenital malformations of heart Dextrocardia - Levocardia - Cor triatriatum Great arteries aorta ( Patent ductus arteriosus, Aortic coarctation, Interrupted aortic arch, Overriding aorta, Aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva, Vascular ring) - Pulmonary atresia Great veins Persistent left superior vena cava - Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection - Scimitar syndrome Other Arteriovenous malformation ( Cerebral arteriovenous malformation) See also non-congenital conditions (I, 390-459)
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