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Atrial septostomy using a butterfly stent in a patient with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16969857     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a patient with severe pulmonary artery hypertension and refractory right heart failure who underwent "butterfly" stent atrial septostomy guided by intracardiac ultrasound. This technique may be superior to previously reported blade and balloon septostomy because it allows creation of an atrial septal defect of a precise predetermined diameter. The patient's systemic blood flow and clinical status improved significantly after the procedure, allowing her to be accepted as a candidate for lung transplantation.
Lourdes R Prieto; Larry A Latson; Constance Jennings
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  68     ISSN:  1522-1946     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-02     Completed Date:  2006-12-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  642-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Atria
Heart Catheterization
Heart Septum / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Hypertension, Pulmonary / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Severity of Illness Index
Ultrasonography, Interventional

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