International Journal of Cardiology Sciences

International Journal of Cardiology Sciences


International Journal of Cardiology Sciences
International Journal of Cardiology Sciences
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 1
Aorto pulmonary window manifesting as Eisenmenger syndrome at initial presentation in an adolescent female: A rare case

Sreekanth Y Bellamkonda, Naga Chaitanya Karella, Praveen Nagula, Srinivas Ravi, Krishna Mala Konda Reddy P

Aortopulmonary window a rare congenital abnormality of the great vessels, manifests as heart failure in the early age with less chances of survival beyond first decade. It presenting as the Eisenmenger syndrome is rare. A 16 year female with breathlessness and bluish discoloration of 3 months duration on evaluation found to have a large aortopulmonary window with reversal of shunt on echocardiography. She was kept on pulmonary vasodilators and oral anticoagulants. she improved symptomatically as assessed by improved six minute walk test distance.
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