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Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Case reports
Closure of major aorto-pulmonary collateral artery with the Amplatzer vascular plug in an infant with pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect – a difficult therapeutic problem

Małgorzata Pawelec-Wojtalik, Bartłomiej Mroziński, Przemysław Westerski, Michał Wojtalik, Alicja Bartkowska-Śniatkowska
Kardiol Pol 2009;67(4):420-423.

open access

Vol 67, No 4 (2009)
Other
Published online: 2009-04-21
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A case of a 2-day-old newborn with congenital heart disease, pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect is described. The Blalock-Taussig shunt was created 6 days after birth. After the procedure, the newborn developed symptoms of increased pulmonary blood flow and respiratory distress. We decided to close one of the major aortopulmonary collateral arteries with the Gianturco coil on the 41st day after birth, however the results were not satisfactory. On the 66th day of infant life (by that time the patient weighted 3 kg), another procedure with the Amplatzer vascular plug was performed. This procedure was successful. After a few days the infant was discharged from hospital.

Abstract

A case of a 2-day-old newborn with congenital heart disease, pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect is described. The Blalock-Taussig shunt was created 6 days after birth. After the procedure, the newborn developed symptoms of increased pulmonary blood flow and respiratory distress. We decided to close one of the major aortopulmonary collateral arteries with the Gianturco coil on the 41st day after birth, however the results were not satisfactory. On the 66th day of infant life (by that time the patient weighted 3 kg), another procedure with the Amplatzer vascular plug was performed. This procedure was successful. After a few days the infant was discharged from hospital.
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Keywords

congenital heart disease; pulmonary atresia; Amplatzer vascular plug; infant

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Title

Case reports
Closure of major aorto-pulmonary collateral artery with the Amplatzer vascular plug in an infant with pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect – a difficult therapeutic problem

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 67, No 4 (2009)

Pages

420-423

Published online

2009-04-21

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2009;67(4):420-423.

Keywords

congenital heart disease
pulmonary atresia
Amplatzer vascular plug
infant

Authors

Małgorzata Pawelec-Wojtalik
Bartłomiej Mroziński
Przemysław Westerski
Michał Wojtalik
Alicja Bartkowska-Śniatkowska

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