Adult presentation of complete atrioventricular septal defect

Murray H. Kown, Luca Vricella, Christopher T. Salerno, David N. Rosenthal, Michael D. Black

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Complete atrioventricular septal defect generally presents early in life with symptoms of congestive heart failure. Untreated, patients almost universally develop irreversible pulmonary hypertension. We present an unusual case of Down's syndrome patient whose septal defect first presented at 20 years of age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)356-358
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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