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Virtual Pediatric Hospital: Paediapaedia: Cardiovascular Approach to the Newborn Chest Paediapaedia: Cardiovascular Clinical and Radiographic Presentations, DDX, Approach to Imaging

Cardiovascular Approach to the Newborn Chest

Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


DDX:

Approach/Discussion:
When looking at a chest film in a patient with congenital heart disease look at:

Cardiothoracic ratio is the ratio between the greatest cardiac transverse diameter to the greatest internal thoracic transverse diameter. It is dependent on age:

References:
See References Chapter.

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