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Rescue treatment by percutaneous closure of interatrial septal defect or PFO in infants with Berlin heart.
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PMID:  20853353     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
During the past two decades, important progress has been achieved in the treatment of end-stage congestive heart failure in newborns and infants. The use of ventricular assist devices (VAD) in these patients is now available as a bridge to heart transplantation. The use of a VAD may reveal the presence of a silent interatrial septal defect or a patent foramen ovale (PFO), inducing a right to left shunt resulting in systemic desaturation and hemodynamic instability. We present two cases of low weight infants on circulatory support with VADs and right to left shunt through interatrial septum that were successfully treated by percutaneous intervention with an occlusion device.© 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Maria Giulia Gagliardi; Lida Papavasileiou; Giacomo Pongiglione
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  77     ISSN:  1522-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  577-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Department of Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Bambino Gesù Paediatric Hospital, Rome, Italy.
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