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Transcatheter Closure of Acquired Left Ventricle-to-Right Atrium Shunt: First Case Report in an Infant and Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  22639005     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Gerbode defect, a left ventricle to right atrium (LV-RA) communication, is usually congenital. Acquired LV-RA communications are rare and only few case reports of successful trans-catheter closure have been published though none of them were on infants. We hereby report a rare case of LV to RA shunt acquired following surgical repair of Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). The defect was successfully closed percutaneously with an Amplatzer duct occluder. This is the first reported case of device closure of an acquired Gerbode defect in an infant.
Authors:
Amir Dangol; Manish Bansal; Yasser Al-Khatib
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-1971     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA, amir.dangol@uhhospitals.org.
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