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Optimizing Computed Tomography for Detection of Pulmonary Thromboembolism in Patients With Fontan Circulation.

by Radwan, Sohab; Gill, Gauravpal S; Ghazzal, Amre; Barnett, Christopher F.
Citation: Cureus. 12(5):e8326, 2020 May 28..Journal: Cureus.Published: ; 2020ISSN: 2168-8184.Full author list: Radwan S; Gill GS; Ghazzal A; Barnett C.UI/PMID: 32499987.Subject(s): IN PROCESS -- NOT YET INDEXEDInstitution(s): MedStar Washington Hospital CenterDepartment(s): Medicine/Internal MedicineActivity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Case ReportsOnline resources: Click here to access online Digital Object Identifier: https://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.8326 (Click here) Abbreviated citation: Cureus. 12(5):e8326, 2020 May 28.Abstract: Congenital heart disease (CHD) patients who have undergone the Fontan procedure or one of its variants usually have altered vascular anatomy. Consequently, this poses a challenge when diagnosing pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) with computed tomography (CT). Detailed review of the type of surgery performed and the person's individual anatomy beforehand can help in choosing the appropriate diagnostic CT modality and technique. It would also help reduce false-positive and false-negative test results that would otherwise result in unnecessary anticoagulation, as well as avoid needless radiation exposure and additional cost, respectively. Copyright (c) 2020, Radwan et al.

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