Dilatation of a restrictive interatrial communication using a balloon angioplasty catheter


Ayabakan C., Karagoz T., Celiker A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.42, sa.4, ss.325-327, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 42 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.325-327

Özet

Balloon atrioseptostomy is a life-saving procedure palliating certain congenital heart defects like transposition of the great arteries, right or left atrioventricular valve atresia, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and pulmonary hypertension. Occasionally the Rashkind balloon septostomy technique may be ineffective in creating an adequate interatrial communication. We performed balloon dilatation of a restricted atrial septal defect using a balloon angioplasty catheter in a three-month-old infant.