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Atrioventricular block after transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16449504     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To look at the presentation, treatment and outcome of patients who developed atrioventricular block after transcatheter closure of a perimembranous ventricular septal defect (PMVSD) with the Amplatzer PMVSD device. SETTING: Three tertiary referral centres for paediatric cardiology in two countries. RESULTS: All three patients presented within 10 days of the procedure. All three patients were treated with intravenous steroids. A permanent pacemaker was inserted in all patients but no pacemaker required activation after two months. CONCLUSION: Complete atrioventricular block occurring in the weeks after device occlusion of a PMVSD appears to resolve quickly. Continued involvement in multicentre device databases is required to monitor safety.
M A Walsh; J Bialkowski; M Szkutnik; M Pawelec-Wojtalik; W Bobkowski; K P Walsh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Multicenter Study     Date:  2006-01-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart (British Cardiac Society)     Volume:  92     ISSN:  1468-201X     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-15     Completed Date:  2006-09-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602087     Medline TA:  Heart     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1295-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Cardiac Department, Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, Dublin 8, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Inflammatory Agents / administration & dosage
Balloon Occlusion / adverse effects*
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial
Cardiotonic Agents / administration & dosage
Child, Preschool
Heart Block / drug therapy,  etiology*
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / therapy*
Hydrocortisone / administration & dosage
Infusions, Intravenous
Pacemaker, Artificial
Steroids / administration & dosage
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents; 0/Cardiotonic Agents; 0/Steroids; 50-23-7/Hydrocortisone; 7683-59-2/Isoproterenol
Comment In:
Heart. 2007 Jul;93(7):867; author reply 867   [PMID:  17569814 ]

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