Retrograde flow in the aortic arch identifies inadequate cardiac output in neonates with congenital heart disease. We present a left congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) infant with retrograde flow in the arch that normalized after CDH repair. We hypothesize transient inadequacy of the left heart; prostaglandins might play a pivotal role.
- Aortic coarctation
- Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
- Retrograde arch flow
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine