J Med Assoc Thai 1999; 82 (6):611

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Aortopulmonary Window : A Case Report
Attanawanich S Mail, Samankatiwat P , Ngodngarmtaweesuk M , Wanitkul S , Kowsatit P

Aortopulmonary window (A-P window) is a rare congenital heart disease. The majority
of patients come to the hospital with congestive heart failure. If they are left untreated, irreversible
pulmonary vascular hypertension inevitably occurs. Although the hemodynamic of this
disease resembles large persistent ductus arteriosus, the treatment is quite different. We report one
patient of A-P window, a 4 month-old girl, who presented with fever and dyspnea. On investigations,
she had A-P window. We successfully treated her by closure the defect under cardiopulmonary
bypass. We describe the technique we used.
Key word : Aortopulmonary Window, Case Report

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