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What is the definition of Interrupted Aortic Arch?
Interrupted aortic arch (IAA) is a rare type of congenital heart disease in which there is a disruption in the blood flow between the ascending and descending aorta due to the aorta being incomplete or interrupted. This disruption makes is so the heart cannot send blood through the aorta. The aorta is the main, largest artery and is located in the middle of the body’s trunk. The aortic arch is the curved section of the aorta at its top. Babies that are born with interrupted aortic arch also often have other congenital heart and blood vessel defects, such as an atrial septal defect or transposition of the great arteries.
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What are the symptoms of Interrupted Aortic Arch?
Symptoms of aortic arch interruption appear immediately after an affected baby is born and include weakness and fatigue; rapid breathing; respiratory distress; rapid heartbeat; cyanosis (bluish skin and lips) or gray skin; patent ductus arteriosus (open fetal artery; PDA); and poor feeding.
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What are the current treatments for Interrupted Aortic Arch?
Interrupted aortic arch is a medical emergency and must be treated immediately with surgical repair. Until surgery can be performed, treatment for interrupted aortic arch includes the administration of prostaglandin EI to prevent sudden cardiac arrest and death. If the patient is in shock, inotropic drugs may be required.
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What are the latest Interrupted Aortic Arch Clinical Trials?
Do Cerebral and Renal Saturations Measured With Near-infrared Spectroscopy Correlate With Echocardiographic Markers of Perfusion and Cardiac Performance in Congenital Heart Disease?

Summary: Neonatal patients with congenital heart defects (CHD) have changing physiology in the context of transitional period. Patients with CHD are at risk of low perfusion status or abnormal pulmonary blood flow. Near infrared spectroscopy has been used in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) to measure end-organ perfusion. The investigator plan on monitoring newborns with CHD admitted to the NICU with N...

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What are the Latest Advances for Interrupted Aortic Arch?
One-stage repair of transposition complex and interrupted aortic arch in children.
Contemporary Multicenter Outcomes for Truncus Arteriosus With Interrupted Aortic Arch.
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Aortic Atresia or Complex Left Outflow Tract Obstruction in the Presence of a Ventricular Septal Defect.