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Intracardiac defect demonstrated by cardiac CTA


O Ghekiere ,

J Djekic,,

A Nchimi

Department of Radiology, Cliniques St-Joseph, Liège, Belgium
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A 50-year-old woman with history of multiple pulmonary arteriovenous malformation embolisations caused by hereditary haemorrhagic telangectasia (Rendu-Osler-Weber syndrome), complained of atypical chest pain and dyspnea. Electrcardiographic (ECG) findings were normal and the bicycle stress test was equivocal. ECG-gated 64-row cardiac multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) showed no significant coronary stenosis, but a membranous ventricular septal defect (VSD) (Fig. A, B). Patient responded well to a treatment with beta-adrenergic blocker (Carvedilol 3.125 mg/day), and considering the surgical risks, no attempt to close the VSD was performed.

How to Cite: Ghekiere O, Djekic, J, Nchimi A. Intracardiac defect demonstrated by cardiac CTA. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2010;93(2):113. DOI:
Published on 19 Feb 2010.
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