Cœur en sabot
|Cœur en sabot|
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Cœur en sabot, (French for "clog-shaped heart"), is a radiological sign seen most commonly in patients with Tetralogy of Fallot, a cyanotic congenital heart disease. It is a radiological term to describe the following findings in the x-ray:
- The cardiac size is normal or mildly enlarged.
- The left cardiac border shows uplifted apex " outermost lower most point of the heart at the left side" denoting right ventricular enlargement.
- exaggerated cardiac waist, which means that the pulmonary segment is small and concave suggesting infundibular pulmonary stenosis.
Echocardiography has been used for confirmation and differentiation of congenital heart diseases.
- "Definition: Cœur en sabot from Online Medical Dictionary". Retrieved 2009-01-02.
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