Aortopulmonary Window | Diagnosis & Treatment

How is aortopulmonary window diagnosed?

If your baby has symptoms of an aortopulmonary window, the doctor will perform a complete exam and listen for an abnormal heart sound (heart murmur) with a stethoscope.

The most common test used to diagnose this condition is an echocardiogram.

The doctor may also order one or more tests to help diagnose aortopulmonary window, including:

What are the treatment options for aortopulmonary window?

Treatment for aortopulmonary window involves surgery to close the hole between the aorta and the pulmonary artery with a patch. This surgery is normally done as soon as possible after the diagnosis is made, usually when the child is a newborn.

What is the long-term outlook for a baby with an aortopulmonary window?

In most cases, surgery is successful, though early diagnosis and treatment is key to success. Children who are treated early usually have no lasting health problems.