Vascular Ring -- Child
- Double aortic arch
- Right aortic arch
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- Trouble breathing (wheezing, coughing, noisy breathing)
- Lung infections
- Poor feeding of solid food (eg, vomiting or choking)
- Trouble swallowing
- Acid reflux
- Echocardiogram —an imaging test that uses sound waves to look at the size, shape, and motion of the heart
- CT scan —a type of x-ray that uses a computer to make pictures of structures inside the chest
- MRI scan —a test that uses magnetic waves to make pictures of structures inside the body
- Chest x-ray —an imaging test that uses low amounts of radiation to create an image of the chest
- Electrocardiogram —a test that measures the electrical activity of the heart
- Upper gastrointestinal series —a series of x-rays of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (the first part of the small intestine)
- Bronchoscopy —a visual exam of the air passages leading into the lungs
American Family Physician http://www.aafp.org/
American Heart Association http://www.americanheart.org/
Canadian Cardiovascular Society http://www.ccs.ca/
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada http://ww2.heartandstroke.ca/splash/
Children’s Hospital Boston. Vascular ring. Children’s Hospital Boston website. Available at: http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site1942/mainpageS1942P0.html. Accessed July 23, 2010.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Vascular rings. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital website. Available at: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/heart-encyclopedia/anomalies/rings.htm. Accessed July 23, 2010.
Johns Hopkins University, Cove Point Foundation. Vascular ring. Johns Hopkins University, Cove Point Foundation website. Available at: http://www.pted.org/?id=vascularring2. Accessed July 9, 2010.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 06/2013 -
- Update Date: 06/20/2013 -
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