Cyanotic congenital heart disease

A number of entities can present as cyanotic congenital heart disease. These can be divided into those with increased (pulmonary plethora) or decreased pulmonary vascularity:

The most important cyanotic congenital heart defects can be remembered with the five Ts mnemonic.

Congenital heart disease

There is more than one way to present the variety of congenital heart diseases. Whichever way they are categorized, it is helpful to have a working understanding of normal and fetal circulation, as well as an understanding of the segmental approach to imaging in congenital heart disease.

Article information

rID: 8472
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Cyanotic congenital heart defect
  • Cyanotic congenital heart defects
  • Cyanotic congenital heart diseases

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: TAPVR
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