Cardiac catheterization under echocardiographic control in a pregnant woman
The American Journal of Medicine , Volume 71 p. 481- 484
A 22 year old woman had signs of rheumatic mitral and aortic valve disease early in pregnancy. Cardiac catheterization was performed during her third month of pregnancy under two-dimensional echocardiographic control without the use of ionizing radiation. Severe mitral stenosis with mild aortic stenosis was found. Five cubic centimeters of 5 percent dextrose in water were injected by hand to obtain left ventriculograms and supravalvular aortograms of sufficient quality to diagnose valvular regurgitation. The use of "echo-catheterization" may have significant advantages in selected clinical situations.
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Meltzer, R.S, Serruys, P.W.J.C, Vletter-McGhie, J.S, Hugenholtz, P.G, & Roelandt, J.R.T.C. (1981). Cardiac catheterization under echocardiographic control in a pregnant woman. The American Journal of Medicine, 71, 481–484. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/4035