The three types of criss-cross heart: A simple rotational anomaly

S. M. Tadavarthy, A. Formanek, W. Castaneda-Zuniga

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Criss-cross heart is an angiographically confusing malformation where apparent crossing but not mixing of contrast medium is seen at atrioventricular level. The malformation can be understood by a clockwise or counter-clockwise ventricular rotation. In the normal heart or one with complete transposition ventricular rotation is clockwise. With corrected transposition rotation occurs in a counter-clockwise fashion. One case of criss-cross heart with associated corrected transposition and two criss-cross hearts occurring with complete transposition are reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)736-743
Number of pages8
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Issue number645
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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