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Hypernatraemia—special problems with angiocardiography in total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage
  1. Jane Somerville
  1. Institute of Cardiology and National Heart Hospital, London W.1


    Two children with unobstructed total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage and hyperkinetic pulmonary hypertension deteriorated with pulmonary oedema and cerebral symptoms following angiocardiography using large amounts of contrast medium. One patient died. The dangers of this with resultant hypernatraemia are discussed.

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