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Successful device closure of an acquired Gerbode defect.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17086520     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Left ventricle to right atrial communications, collectively known as Gerbode defects, are usually congenital defects and surgical closure remains the treatment of choice. We report a rare case of Gerbode defect acquired following surgical closure of a ventricular septal defect. The defect was successfully closed percutaneously with an Amplatzer ventricular septal occluder. The patient remained symptom free with optimal result on echo at 6 months of follow-up. This is the first reported case of successful device closure of an acquired Gerbode defect.
Vijay Trehan; S Ramakrishnan; Naresh K Goyal
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  68     ISSN:  1522-1946     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-27     Completed Date:  2007-02-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  942-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*
Cardiomegaly / etiology
Dyspnea / etiology
Echocardiography, Doppler
Heart Atria / injuries
Heart Catheterization / methods
Heart Murmurs / etiology,  surgery
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / complications,  surgery*
Prosthesis Implantation / methods*

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