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Salehi S, Hosseinzadeh-Maleki M, Salehi F. Role of a schematic figure of echocardiography in congenital heart diseasessurgery: which method of reporting do you prefer?. J Surg Trauma 2020; 8 (2) :50-51
URL: http://jsurgery.bums.ac.ir/article-1-207-en.html
Associate Professor, Department of Pediateric Cardiology, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Vali-e-Asr Hospital, Birjand, Iran
Abstract:   (2716 Views)
Dear Editor-in-Chief:
  • Congenital structural heart diseases are the most commonly reported fatal anomalies in children. These anatomical disorders often can be corrected surgically . Today, echocardiography is the best and most important diagnostic technique for anatomical abnormalities in the heart. In this method, by using ultrasound waves (sonography), anatomical details, and hemodynamic examination of the heart can be determined. Most pediatric cardiologists provide echocardiographic reports in the form of handwriting or typed text. This method of reporting is sometimes unable to understand the structural anomalies precisely and accurately for the final decision. Nowadays, 2-dimensional echocardiography is acceptable for the diagnosis of some structural heart abnormalities accurately. Even there is no necessary for angiography for surgical planning . But sometimes lack matching echocardiographic findings with surgical reports, it seems that adding a schematic figure base on echocardiography findings from the viewpoint of pediatric cardiologist will be the helper to the congenital cardiac surgeon. This proposed method of reporting will lead to the promotion of surgical treatment in congenital heart diseases.
  • The history of the schematic picture in the anatomical textbook for a better understanding of subjects and also diseases has been shown previously by famous painters like Leonardo Davin chi. This suggestion shows that mapping can be viewed as a common language for better understanding of echocardiographic reports and more adaptation between comments of a pediatric cardiologist with designing congenital cardiac surgeon for more precise and complete treatment.
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Type of Study: Letter to Editor | Subject: Heart Surgery
Received: 2019/08/31 | Accepted: 2019/09/25 | ePublished ahead of print: 2020/08/3 | Published: 2020/04/29 | ePublished: 2020/04/29

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