Unknown vascular compression of the airway in patients with congenitalheart disease and persistent lower respiratory symptoms

ŞİŞMANLAR EYÜBOĞLU T. , ASLAN A. T. , Oztunali C., Tunaoglu S., OĞUZ A. D. , KULA S. , ...More

Turkish journal of medical sciences, vol.47, no.5, pp.1384-1392, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1612-30
  • Title of Journal : Turkish journal of medical sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.1384-1392


Background/aim: Airway compression (AC) by vascular structures is an important complication of congenital heart disease (CHD) that often goes unrecognized. It is not easy to identify whether CHD patients require additional invasive examinations or not. Therefore, the present study aims to develop an AC diagnostic algorithm for CHD patients.