Preferred Investigation techniques for congenital heart disease in India – A retrospective study

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Pooja Karuppaswamy, Sangeetha A, Suma S, Kumaresan M, Karuppaswamy V


Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect globally. Management of this condition requires good imaging for the successful outcome. In addition to 2 Dimension echocardiography other advanced imaging modalities like 3 Dimension echocardiography, Computerized tomography scan (CT), Cardiac catheter study and Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are available.

We did a retrospective study on children presenting to the Paediatric cardiac center in terms of diagnosis and various investigations which not only aid to the diagnosis but also for successful outcome.

2 D echocardiogram still remains the basic and gold standard imaging investigation compared to other advanced imaging modalities.

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