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Iatrogenic cardiac arrhythmias following transcatheter or surgical closure of atrial septal defect in children

Blandyna Karwot, Jacek Białkowski, Małgorzata Szkutnik, Maria Żyła-Frycz, Alina Skiba, Jacek Kusa, Jacek Baranowski, Beata Chodór, Anna Baranowska, Janusz Skalski, Bożena Zeifert
Kardiol Pol 2005;62(1):40-43.
Vol 62, No 1 (2005)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Background: Invasive procedures involving the atria may promote the development of iatrogenic cardiac arrhythmias.
Aim: To analyse the prevalence of cardiac arrhythmias following transcatheter or cardiosurgical closure of the secundum type atrial septal defect (ASD).
Methods: The study group consisted of 91 patients, aged 2-18 years with haemodynamically significant ASD who underwent surgical (n=44) or transcatheter (Amplatzer occluder) (n=47) closure of ASD. Standard ECG and Holter ECG recordings, obtained before and after the procedure, were analysed. The follow-up duration ranged from 2.5 to 5.5 years. Cardiac arrhythmias were divided into benign or significant (requiring pharmacological therapy), early or late, and transient or permanent.
Results: Cardiac arrhythmias were detected in 16 (36%) patients who underwent surgery compared with 1 (2.1%) patient who underwent transcatheter ASD closure (p

Abstract

Background: Invasive procedures involving the atria may promote the development of iatrogenic cardiac arrhythmias.
Aim: To analyse the prevalence of cardiac arrhythmias following transcatheter or cardiosurgical closure of the secundum type atrial septal defect (ASD).
Methods: The study group consisted of 91 patients, aged 2-18 years with haemodynamically significant ASD who underwent surgical (n=44) or transcatheter (Amplatzer occluder) (n=47) closure of ASD. Standard ECG and Holter ECG recordings, obtained before and after the procedure, were analysed. The follow-up duration ranged from 2.5 to 5.5 years. Cardiac arrhythmias were divided into benign or significant (requiring pharmacological therapy), early or late, and transient or permanent.
Results: Cardiac arrhythmias were detected in 16 (36%) patients who underwent surgery compared with 1 (2.1%) patient who underwent transcatheter ASD closure (p
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Keywords

atrial septal defect - surgery - transcatheter closure - amplatzer occluder

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Title

Iatrogenic cardiac arrhythmias following transcatheter or surgical closure of atrial septal defect in children

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 62, No 1 (2005)

Pages

40-43

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2005;62(1):40-43.

Keywords

atrial septal defect - surgery - transcatheter closure - amplatzer occluder

Authors

Blandyna Karwot
Jacek Białkowski
Małgorzata Szkutnik
Maria Żyła-Frycz
Alina Skiba
Jacek Kusa
Jacek Baranowski
Beata Chodór
Anna Baranowska
Janusz Skalski
Bożena Zeifert

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