NRG (TM) RF powered transseptal needle: a useful technique for transcatheter atrial septostomy and Fontan fenestration: report of three cases


KARAGÖZ T. , Akin A., AYKAN H. H.

BOSNIAN JOURNAL OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.14, ss.259-262, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.17305/bjbms.2014.4.60
  • Dergi Adı: BOSNIAN JOURNAL OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.259-262

Özet

Transseptal puncture (TSP) is a frequently performed procedure for gaining access to the left atrium for catheter ablation, hemodynamic assessment of the left heart, left ventricular assist device implantation, percutaneous left atrial appendage closure or mitral valvuloplasty during childhood and adulthood. The standard technique for tsansseptal puncture applies mechanical pressure on the fossa ovalis with a Brockenbrough needle. However, this method is not feasible when the fossa ovalis is thick and aneurysmatic. In such patients, the radiofrequency ablation energy systems can be offered as a better alternative for TSP. Here, we aimed to demonstrate the outcome of transseptal puncture performed with an NRG (TM) RF powered transseptal needle in three patients.