By Demosthenes Katritsis, A. John Camm, Bernard J. Gersh
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In cyanosis from pulmonary causes, there is an increase of PO2 to, at least, >21 kPa (160 mmHg) after breathing 100% O2 for 5 min. In patients with GUCH, cyanosis and chronic hypoxaemia leads to marked erythrocytosis and, frequently, to low platelet counts (<100 000), which may predispose to bleeding. g. 0 g/dL) in such patients suggests a ‘relative anaemia’. Phlebotomy should be undertaken with haemoglobin >20 g/dL and Hct >65%, associated with headache, increasing fatigue, or other symptoms of hyperviscosity in the absence of dehydration or anaemia (ACC/AHA guidelines on GUCH 2008, Class I-C), under careful volume replacement with normal saline.
Investigations ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ECG SR, AF, or atrial flutter with right axis deviation and RV hypertrophy (incomplete RBBB). Inverted P waves in the inferior leads suggest an absent or deficient sinus node, as may be seen in a sinus venosus defect. First-degree heart block suggests a primum ASD but may be seen in older patients with a secundum ASD. Chest radiography May be normal, even with significant ASD. The central pulmonary arteries may also be characteristically enlarged, with pulmonary plethora and peripheral vascular pattern of shunt vascularity (well-visualized small pulmonary arteries in the periphery of both lungs).
B. Atrial arrhythmias. c. RV or LV dysfunction. d. Coexisting valvular or other cardiac lesions. Evaluation for possible device migration, erosion, or other complications is recommended for patients 3 months to 1 year after device closure and periodically thereafter. I-C Device erosion, which may present with chest pain or syncope, should warrant urgent evaluation. I-C ACC/AHA 2008 guidelines for the management of adults with congenital heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol 2008;52:e1–e121. 2 ESC 2010 GL on GUCH Pregnancy Indications for intervention in ASD It is well tolerated in the absence of severe pulmonary arterial hypertension, with a small risk of paradoxical embolus and stroke, arrhythmia, and heart failure (see Chapter 1).
Clinical Cardiology: Current Practice Guidelines by Demosthenes Katritsis, A. John Camm, Bernard J. Gersh