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Cardiac catheterization and selective angiography in infants with a new flow-directed catheter.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1222408     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Preliminary experience with a new flow-directed pediatric angiography catheter in 35 infants indicates that catheterization of all cardiac chambers and both great vessels can be accomplished without risk of perforation or major arrhythmia. Antegrade access to the aorta from the left ventricle via the foramen ovale reduced the need for retrograde arterial catheterization. The maneuverability of this balloon-tipped catheter coupled with the ability to perform safely selective angiography at any site entered establishes a unique advantage over standard cardiac catheters now in use. The success with this catheter in performing right and left heart studies and the safety in its use promise to significantly reduce the risk of mechanical and angiographic accidents during the intracardiac investigation of critically ill infants with congenital heart disease.
D C Schwartz; S Kaplan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0098-6569     ISO Abbreviation:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Publication Date:  1975  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-07-06     Completed Date:  1976-07-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7508512     Medline TA:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Angiocardiography / instrumentation*,  methods
Child, Preschool
Heart Catheterization / instrumentation*,  methods,  mortality
Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis*,  radiography
Infant, Newborn

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