Truncus Arteriosus

Truncus Arteriosus

Definition: single arterial trunk and overriding VSD, arising from normally formed ventricles. Absent or diminutive PDA. Cite this article as: Anders, M. Truncus Arteriosus, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3527

tricuspid atresia

Tricuspid atresia

Definition: complete obstruction RA → RV (muscular TA, membranous, valvular TA and Ebstein’s anomaly) with presence of PFO/ASD, VSD, and increased mitral valve annulus, leading to hypertrophic LV and hypoplastic RV. Cite this article as: Anders, M. Tricuspid atresia, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3492

T3 in cardiac surgery

Definition: triiodothyronine levels decrease in infants and children after cardiopulmonary bypass. Lower T3 concentration is associated with a more complicated recovery in PICU after congenital heart surgery. Cite this article as: Anders, M. T3 in cardiac surgery, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3709

Total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage

Total anomalous pulmonary venous return

Definition: connection of the pulmonary vein to remnants of embryologic venous circulation rather than the left atrium. This may include all four pulmonary veins (TAPVR) or only part of it (PAPVR). Cite this article as: Anders, M. Total anomalous pulmonary venous return, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2013. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.3626

Diabetes Insipidus

 A 5 year old girl is on the ward following a resection of a craniopharyngioma.  The nurses call you because her urine output has increased dramatically over the last few hours.  You check her sodium and it’s 150. Is your brain hurting just thinking about it? Cite this article as: Davis, T. Diabetes Insipidus, Don't…