Ventana aortopulmonar

Es un defecto cardíaco poco frecuente en el cual hay un agujero entre la aorta y la arteria pulmonar. Debido a este agujero, la sangre de la aorta se precipita rápidamente dentro de la arteria pulmonar y hay un flujo excesivo de sangre a través de los pulmones. Esta afección sucede durante el desarrollo del corazón del bebé y está presente al nacer.

Ventana aortopulmonar

Revision

Last reviewed 2/7/2012 by Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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