Testing & Diagnosis for Vascular Ring in Children

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How are vascular rings diagnosed?
If your child experiences symptoms of a vascular ring — particularly noisy breathing or a weak pulse — you will probably be referred to a specialist. Your child may undergo some combination of the following tests:
 
Chest x-ray - This initial test may enable your doctor to identify the abnormal formation of the aorta. However, this isn't always possible.

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