Comments on "Asymptomatic hypoxia in a young pregnant lady--unusual presentation of atrial septal defect", Krishnamoorthy S, et al

Int J Cardiol. 2010 Aug 20;143(2):e37-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2009.02.043. Epub 2009 Mar 17.


In their recently published article, Krishnamoorthy and coworkers describe a case of an asymptomatic hypoxia due to atrial septal defect in a pregnant woman. However, before accepting their conclusion, some issues require further clarification: (a) What were the patient's haemodynamic findings in cath-angio before the closure of ASD? (b) What was the final arterial saturation after device closure of the ASD?

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Asymptomatic Diseases
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / complications*
  • Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Hypoxia / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hypoxia / etiology*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / diagnostic imaging*
  • Ultrasonography