Truncus Arteriosus

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Truncus Arteriosus

Truncus Arteriosus is a rare birth defect that affects the heart. People with this condition have one large blood vessel exiting the heart, instead of two separate vessels. Normally, the heart is separated into four chambers, two lower and two upper. However, people with truncus arteriosus are missing part of the wall that divides the two lower chambers. This results in oxygen-poor and oxygen-rich blood mixing in the lower chambers where they would not normally mix. Symptoms usually develop within the first few weeks of life, and may include: blue coloring of the skin, poor feeding, tiredness, poor growth, shortness of breath or rapid breathing, irregular heartbeats, and excessive sweating. A child should receive urgent care if they exhibit rapid, shallow or labored breathing, worsening of blue coloring, or loss of consciousness. A doctor can diagnose this condition using a heart test or an X-ray. Without treatment, truncus arteriosus can be fatal, but surgery to repair the defects is usually successful.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Truncus Arteriosus" returned 69 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Surgical correction of persistent truncus arteriosus on a 33-year-old male with unilateral pulmonary hypertension from migration of pulmonary artery band.
 

Author(s): Wen Ruan, Yee Jim Loh, Kenneth Wei Qiang Guo, Ju Le Tan

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Persistent truncus arteriosus is a rare congenital condition with which survival into adulthood is dismal without surgery. This is the oldest patient reported to our knowledge demonstrating the feasibility of assessing operability in persistent truncus arteriosus with unilateral pulmonary ...

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2016

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Outcomes of Surgical Repair for Persistent Truncus Arteriosus from Neonates to Adults: A Single Center's Experience.
 

Author(s): Qiuming Chen, Huawei Gao, Zhongdong Hua, Keming Yang, Jun Yan, Hao Zhang, Kai Ma, Sen Zhang, Lei Qi, Shoujun Li

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This study aimed to report our experiences with surgical repair in patients of all ages with persistent truncus arteriosus.

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2016

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Central retinal artery occlusion associated with persistent truncus arteriosus and single atrium: a case report.
 

Author(s): Cheng-wei Lu, Jun Wang, Dan-dan Zhou, Ji-long Hao, Ling-ling Liang, Xiao-hong Li, Peng Hui

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Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is an ocular emergency and most of the cases present with painless sudden persistent loss of vision in the range of counting fingers to perception of light. The presentation of CRAO is associated with a variety of medical conditions. We report ...

Last Updated: 20 Oct 2015

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The terms "Truncus Arteriosus" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

46,XY disorders of sex development and congenital diaphragmatic hernia: a case with dysmorphic facies, truncus arteriosus, bifid thymus, gut malrotation, rhizomelia, and adactyly.
 

Author(s): Edward D Esplin, Hassan Chaib, Michael Haney, Brock Martin, Margaret Homeyer, Alexander E Urban, Jonathan A Bernstein

Journal: Am. J. Med. Genet. A. 2015 Jun;167(6):1360-4.

 

The association of 46,XY disorder of sex development (DSD) with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is rare, but has been previously described with and without other congenital anomalies. Literature review identified five cases of 46,XY DSD associated with CDH and other congenital ...

Last Updated: 28 May 2015

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COMPASSION S3 - Evaluation of the SAPIEN 3 Transcatheter Heart Valve in Patients With Pulmonary Valve Dysfunction
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Complex Congenital Heart Defect; Dysfunctional RVOT Conduits

 

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2017

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