Paediatric- Congestive Heart Failure

Paediatric- Congestive Heart FailureCreated OnMay 6, 2020Last Updated OnMay 6, 2020byadmin You are here: Main Radiology Paediatric- Congestive Heart Failure < All Topics Table of Contents Chest X-Ray Findings include pleural effusions, cardiomegaly, Kerley B lines, upper lobe pulmonary venous congestion and interstitial edema. Mnemonic (ABCDE): A – Alveolar oedema (bat wing opacities) B – Kerley B lines C – Cardiomegaly D – Dilated upper lobe vessels E – pleural Effusion Cardiothoracic Ratio (CTR) is the ratio of maximal horizontal cardiac diameter to maximal horizontal thoracic diameter (on PA view CXR) Normal CTR should be < 0.5 CTR more than 0.5 -> Cardiomegaly Image showed a 3 month old child with respiratory distress, cough and failure to thrive. CXR showed cardiomegaly, with CTR > 0.5 *Some of the image photo is taken from web, we do not own this, it’s for knowledge sharing purpose.

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