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Interrupted aortic archIInterrupted aortic archInterrupted aortic archEnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-12-04T05:00:00Z10.200000000000049.0000000000000366.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about interrupted aortic arch in children. This is a defect of the aorta not developing properly, and causes congestive heart failure.</p><p>Interrupted aortic arch is a defect that results when the aorta does not develop properly. With this condition, oxygen-rich blood from the left side of the heart cannot reach all areas of the body because of the defective aorta. The heart manages to get enough blood to the body by way of the ductus arteriosus, which has stayed open after birth. It usually occurs with a large atrial or ventricular septal defect. </p> <figure class="asset-c-80"><span class="asset-image-title">Normal heart</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Hearts_CHD/Normal_Heart_CHD.jpg" alt="Normal heart showing placement of the atria, ventricles, aorta, superior vena cava, inferior vena cava, pulmonary artery and pulmonary veins" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">The heart has two upper (receiving) and two lower (pumping) chambers. Blood flows into the upper chambers (the right atrium and the left atrium). The lower chambers (the right and left ventricles) pump blood out of the heart. The heart valves open and close to keep blood flowing in the correct direction. </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="asset-c-80"><span class="asset-image-title">Interrupted aortic arch</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Hearts_CHD/Interrupted_aortic_arch.jpg" alt="Heart with divided aorta and patent ductus arteriosus that allows blood to get to the lower body" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Interrupted aortic arch is a malformation of the aorta, resulting in the aortic arch being divided. This results in the body not receiving enough blood high in oxygen. A patent ductus arteriosus provides a bypass, allowing blood low in oxygen to reach the body.</figcaption> </figure><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li> A child with an interrupted aortic arch will have symptoms as the ductus arteriosus begins to close.</li><li>An interrupted aortic arch will be treated with drugs and open heart surgery during the first few days of life.</li> <li>Complete repair of the defect results in a very high survival rate.</li></ul>
Interruption de l’arc aortiqueIInterruption de l’arc aortiqueInterrupted Aortic ArchFrenchCardiologyChild (0-12 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-12-04T05:00:00Z11.000000000000046.0000000000000302.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Informez-vous sur l’interruption de l’arc aortique chez les enfants. Cette anomalie fait en sorte que l’aorte ne se développe pas correctement, ce qui entraîne une insuffisance cardiaque congestive.</p><p>L’interruption de l’arc aortique est une anomalie qui se manifeste quand l’aorte ne se développe pas correctement. Ce trouble fait en sorte que le sang riche en oxygène du côté gauche du cœur ne peut atteindre toutes les régions du corps en raison de l’aorte défectueuse. Le cœur parvient à envoyer suffisamment de sang dans le corps par l’intermédiaire du canal artériel, qui est resté ouvert après la naissance. Cela survient habituellement avec une communication interauriculaire ou interventriculaire importante.</p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li> Un enfant atteint de ce trouble développera des symptômes à mesure que le canal artériel se referme.</li> <li>Cette anomalie peut être corrigée avec des médicaments et une chirurgie à cœur ouvert au cours des premiers jours de la vie. </li> <li>Une réparation complète de l’anomalie entraîne un taux de survie très élevé. </li></ul>

 

 

 

 

Interrupted aortic arch1615.00000000000Interrupted aortic archInterrupted aortic archIEnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-12-04T05:00:00Z10.200000000000049.0000000000000366.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about interrupted aortic arch in children. This is a defect of the aorta not developing properly, and causes congestive heart failure.</p><p>Interrupted aortic arch is a defect that results when the aorta does not develop properly. With this condition, oxygen-rich blood from the left side of the heart cannot reach all areas of the body because of the defective aorta. The heart manages to get enough blood to the body by way of the ductus arteriosus, which has stayed open after birth. It usually occurs with a large atrial or ventricular septal defect. </p> <figure class="asset-c-80"><span class="asset-image-title">Normal heart</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Hearts_CHD/Normal_Heart_CHD.jpg" alt="Normal heart showing placement of the atria, ventricles, aorta, superior vena cava, inferior vena cava, pulmonary artery and pulmonary veins" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">The heart has two upper (receiving) and two lower (pumping) chambers. Blood flows into the upper chambers (the right atrium and the left atrium). The lower chambers (the right and left ventricles) pump blood out of the heart. The heart valves open and close to keep blood flowing in the correct direction. </figcaption> </figure> <figure class="asset-c-80"><span class="asset-image-title">Interrupted aortic arch</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Hearts_CHD/Interrupted_aortic_arch.jpg" alt="Heart with divided aorta and patent ductus arteriosus that allows blood to get to the lower body" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Interrupted aortic arch is a malformation of the aorta, resulting in the aortic arch being divided. This results in the body not receiving enough blood high in oxygen. A patent ductus arteriosus provides a bypass, allowing blood low in oxygen to reach the body.</figcaption> </figure><h2> Key points </h2><ul><li> A child with an interrupted aortic arch will have symptoms as the ductus arteriosus begins to close.</li><li>An interrupted aortic arch will be treated with drugs and open heart surgery during the first few days of life.</li> <li>Complete repair of the defect results in a very high survival rate.</li></ul><h2>What are the symptoms of interrupted aortic arch?</h2><p>A child with this condition will develop symptoms as the ductus arteriosus begins to close, and will require surgery during the first few days of life. Symptoms include weakness, poor feeding, fatigue, shortness of breath and laboured breathing, fast heart rate, and low oxygen levels. Congestive heart failure may also develop as part of this heart condition. </p><p>An electrocardiogram and an echocardiogram will be done to diagnose this defect. </p><h2>How is interrupted aortic arch treated?</h2><p>At first, a drug like prostaglandin will be given to keep the ductus arteriosus open to improve blood flow. Open heart surgery within the first few days of life will be done to correct the defect. This will involve connecting the two separate pieces of the aorta, closing the PDA, and closing the ASD or VSD. </p><h2>What is the long-term outlook for children with interrupted aortic arch?</h2><p>Complete repair of the defect results in about a 90% survival rate for children with interrupted aortic arch.</p>Interrupted aortic archFalse

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