We present a rare case of left ventricular to right atrial communication, a Gerbode type defect discovered in an adult female, originally misinterpreted as pulmonary arterial hypertension. The case report will be followed by the review of the literature and a discussion about how to prevent echocardiographic misinterpretation of this defect as pulmonary arterial hypertension using careful echocardiographic examination.
- Gerbode type defect
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Ventricular septal defect
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine