Recognition of functional pulmonary atresia by color Doppler echocardiography

Am J Cardiol. 1999 Mar 15;83(6):987-8, A11. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(98)01045-5.


Vigorous crying aids right ventricular ejection into the pulmonary artery. This phenomenon can differentiate functional pulmonary atresia from anatomic pulmonary atresia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Crying
  • Echocardiography, Doppler, Color*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Pulmonary Atresia / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pulmonary Atresia / physiopathology
  • Ventricular Function, Right