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ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 167-170

Short-axis imaging of the pulmonary valve through a modified parasternal view: A feasibility study in young children


Department of Pediatric Cardiology, R.K. Hospital for Women and Children, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mani Ram Krishna
R.K. Hospital for Women and Children, No 7, V.O.C. Nagar, Thanjavur - 613 007, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jiae.jiae_63_21

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Background: The aortic and pulmonary valves are both tricuspid valves. All cusps of the aortic valve can be imaged in the parasternal short-axis view but the pulmonary valve cusps are not routinely imaged during trans-thoracic echocardiography. Methods: We evaluated the feasibility of imaging all three pulmonary valve cusps in the short-axis by a modified parasternal view in 100 consecutive children below the age of 5 years. Results: A satisfactory short-axis imaging of the pulmonary valve was possible in 96 of 100 consecutive children in whom a complete echocardiogram study was performed. This detected abnormalities in the pulmonary valve in 10 children. This included bicuspid pulmonary valves, tricuspid pulmonary valves with unequal cusps, and a quadricuspid pulmonary valve. Visualization of the pulmonary valve permitted preoperative planning of pulmonary valve repair in one infant with a concomitant large ventricular septal defect. Conclusion: An adequate visualisation of the pulmonary valve leaflets by a modified parasternal view during trans-thoracic echocardiography was feasible in a vast majority of young children. The modified pulmonary short-axis view should hence be included as the part of a comprehensive pediatric echocardiographic protocol.


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