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Catheter interventional closure of a large right pulmonary artery-to-left atrial communication in a neonate


Burkamp, Antje; Ghisla, Renzo; Knirsch, Walter; Kretschmar, Oliver; Balmer, Christian (2012). Catheter interventional closure of a large right pulmonary artery-to-left atrial communication in a neonate. Pediatric Cardiology, 33(8):1440-1442.

Abstract

Right pulmonary artery-to-left atrial communication is a rare congenital vascular malformation that results in a right-to-left shunting. This report describes the case history of a neonate with a large right pulmonary artery-to-left atrial connection resulting in cyanosis and severe heart failure who underwent successful early catheter interventional therapy. In the neonate, this lesion can be diagnosed accurately using transthoracic echocardiography. Closure of the communication can be achieved even in infants via percutaneous interventional catheterization with a low procedure-related risk and a good midterm follow-up result.

Abstract

Right pulmonary artery-to-left atrial communication is a rare congenital vascular malformation that results in a right-to-left shunting. This report describes the case history of a neonate with a large right pulmonary artery-to-left atrial connection resulting in cyanosis and severe heart failure who underwent successful early catheter interventional therapy. In the neonate, this lesion can be diagnosed accurately using transthoracic echocardiography. Closure of the communication can be achieved even in infants via percutaneous interventional catheterization with a low procedure-related risk and a good midterm follow-up result.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Medical Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Date:2012
Deposited On:23 Jan 2013 11:31
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 18:18
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0172-0643
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00246-012-0262-3
PubMed ID:22402805

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