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Echocardiographic Evaluation of Iatrogenic Atrial Septal Defect After Catheter-Based Mitral Valve Clip Insertion.
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PMID:  22475361     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The geometries and sizes of persistent iatrogenic atrial septal defects (IASDs) after transseptal puncture during catheter-based mitral valve clip insertion (MVCI) have not been detailed. In this study, 11 IASDs were investigated in 10 patients who underwent MVCI using a guide catheter (24Fr proximally and 22Fr at the atrial septum). The diameters of the long and short axes and the area at maximum and minimum during a cardiac cycle were measured after MVCI using real-time 3-dimensional (RT3D) transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). A circular shape was assumed on 2-dimensional TEE, resulting in an area calculation of π × (dimension/2)(2). The anatomic geometries of IASDs were visualized in a 3-dimensional en face view of the atrial septum. Furthermore, 1 month after MVCI, IASDs were evaluated using echocardiography. The IASDs had a variety of irregular geometries. The mean long-axis diameter was 1.0 ± 0.24 cm, the mean short-axis diameter was 0.51 ± 0.22 cm, and the mean area was 0.40 ± 0.24 cm(2) on RT3D TEE. The diameters and area changed significantly between the maximal and minimal values during the cardiac cycle. Importantly, 2-dimensional TEE underestimated the maximal diameters of IASDs (0.54 ± 0.17 vs 1.0 ± 0.24 cm by RT3D TEE, p <0.01) and the maximal areas of IASDs (0.25 ± 0.15 vs 0.40 ± 0.23 cm(2) by RT3D TEE, p <0.05). One month after MVCI, the smallest and the second smallest IASDs had closed, and the other 9 remained open. In conclusion, RT3D TEE is useful to assess the irregular geometries of IASDs created during MVCI.
Takeji Saitoh; Masaki Izumo; Azusa Furugen; Jun Tanaka; Yoko Miyata-Fukuoka; Swaminatha V Gurudevan; Kirsten Tolstrup; Robert J Siegel; Saibal Kar; Takahiro Shiota
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-1913     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and UCLA, Los Angeles, California.
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