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Rationalising the nomenclature of common arterial trunk

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Hearts having a common arterial trunk belong to a family of congenital cardiac malformations for which traditional systems of classification and nomenclature are plagued by internal paradoxes, incompatibility between systems due to the lack of potential for identification of synonyms, or irreconcilable inconsistencies with our current knowledge of cardiac development and morphology. A simplified categorisation that classifies these hearts on the basis of pulmonary or aortic dominance reconciles the existing disparate categorisations, is in keeping with recent findings concerning cardiac development, and emphasises the principal morphologic determinant of surgical outcome.

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Author(s): Jacobs ML, Anderson RH

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 12th Annual International Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease: Special Focus on Common Arterial Trunk and Transposition of the Great Arteries

Year of Conference: 2012

Pages: 639-646

ISSN: 1047-9511

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


DOI: 10.1017/S1047951112001606

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Series Title: Cardiology in the Young

ISBN: 10479511