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Creation with a stent of an unrestrictive lasting atrial communication.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12206567     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A new technique is presented to create percutaneously an unrestrictive and lasting atrial communication in small children. In 2 infants, a stent was deployed in a restrictive atrial communication and first inflated with an 8 mm balloon. The stent was then further expanded up to 10 or 12 mm. The gradient and turbulent flow between the two atriums disappeared completely. The stent retained a very stable position without embolisation. Other complications, such as formation of thrombus or arrhythmia, were not observed until elective explantation after 2 and 11 months. We conclude that, in infants, dilation of the atrial septum with a stent can provide a safe, lasting, and unrestrictive atrial communication.
Authors:
Marc Gewillig; Derize Boshoff; Luc Mertens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in the young     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1047-9511     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Young     Publication Date:  2002 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-02     Completed Date:  2003-02-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200019     Medline TA:  Cardiol Young     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  404-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium. marc.gewillig@uz.kuleuven.ac.be
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Balloon Dilatation
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / surgery*
Humans
Infant
Stents*
Treatment Outcome

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