Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction

Ross M. Ungerleider, Irving Shen

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Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) can be caused by a spectrum of lesions that obstruct the flow of blood from the left ventricle into the aorta. The site of obstruction is often classified anatomically as valvular, subvalvular, or supravalvular. Although these lesions usually occur separately, patients can present with combinations of the anatomic varieties. In this chapter, common presentations of LVOTO are considered, and the surgical management is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Cardiac Surgery, Fifth Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages114
ISBN (Electronic)9781444114171
ISBN (Print)9780340759745
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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