Cardiac and Respiratory CT Evaluation in a Neonate Prior to Pulmonary Balloon Valvuloplasty

Xilong Mei, MD; Ting Huang, MD; Kai Deng, MD and Qinru Liu, MD
Department of Radiology, the Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University Changsha, Hunan, P. R. China

A neonate, born with cyanosis and tachypnea, was presented to the hospital. An echocardiography revealed an atrial septal defect (ASD), a pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS), a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) and a tricuspid regurgitation. Pulmonary balloon valvuloplasty (PBV) was indicated and a CT examination was requested to confirm the echocardiography findings and to evaluate the respiratory system prior to the intervention.