Diffuse enlargement of cerebral vasculature in an adult patient operated for cyanotic congenital heart disease.

Emekli A., Ekizoglu E., Yesilot N.

Cardiology in the young, vol.30, pp.734-736, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1047951120000669
  • Journal Name: Cardiology in the young
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.734-736
  • Keywords: Stroke, cerebrovascular disease, cyanotic CHD, heart failure, hypoxia, FONTAN CIRCULATION
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


A 24-year-old female patient diagnosed with cyanotic CHD had undergone a correction procedure at the age of eight. She had a normal motor and mental development until the age of 23. Later she had functional and cognitive decline following heart failure. Brain MRI showed enlargement of the cerebral arterial and venous system. The changes of central nervous system vasculature occurring in operated cyanotic CHD are not well known. Thanks to advances in this field, more cyanotic CHD patients reach adulthood nowadays and clinicians need to be familiar with the neurological conditions and potential neuroradiological changes.