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Blade atrial septostomy: experience with 18 patients.
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PMID:  8993175     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Blade atrial septostomy was performed in 18 patients, including 14 with transposition of the great arteries, three with tricuspid atresia and one with severe mitral stenosis and ventricular septal defect. The patients' ages ranged from 25 to 210 days (mean: 108 +/- 64 days), and weights ranged from 3.0 to 6.0 kg. Following blade septostomy, partial arterial pressure of oxygen (PaO2) increased from an average of 22 +/- 3.3 mmHg to 38.9 +/- 7.6 mmHg (p < 0.001), and prompt clinical improvement was observed in the majority of patients. Significantly decreased atrial pressures (from 8.16 +/- 6.1 to 3.93 +/- 2.2 mmHg, p < 0.01) and significantly enlarged inter-atrial openings (from 1.6 +/- 0.9 to 7.5 +/- 1.8 mm, p < 0.001) were achieved with successful blade atrial septostomy. Blade atrial septostomy is an effective and life-saving procedure in patients who require nonrestrictive inter-atrial communication.
A Celiker; A Bilgiç; D Alehan; S Ozkutlu; S Ozer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Turkish journal of pediatrics     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0041-4301     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:    1996 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-27     Completed Date:  1997-01-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417505     Medline TA:  Turk J Pediatr     Country:  TURKEY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  459-66     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / surgery
Heart Septum / surgery*
Postoperative Complications
Retrospective Studies
Transposition of Great Vessels / surgery

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