Complex TAPVC – Challenges and outcomes in our institute

B. Vinodkumar, Siva Muthukumar, M. Dhinesh, Ranjith Karthekeyan, Jebaraj, Periyasamy, T.R. Muralidharan, J.S.N. Murthy
2014 Indian Heart Journal  
Methods: We evaluated 2 years records of device closure. ASD >25 mm attempted for device closure were studied. They underwent transthoracic 2D Echocardiography (TTE), TEE to characterize defect. Size was determined angiographically/balloon sizing during procedure. Device was made up of Nitinol wires filled with polypropylene or polyster. Device was placed across ASD with/ without balloon support. Defect in which, device could not be positioned even after balloon support, was deferred. ASD
more » ... deferred. ASD device was released under TEE to confirm proper position. Postoperatively, rhythm and position was monitored by ECG and TTE respectively. Those having displacement of the device were shifted for surgery. Patient was given aspirin and clopidogrel postop. Patients were followed up on OPD basis and TTE was done during each visit. Results: 26 patients were attempted for device closure. 12 males
doi:10.1016/j.ihj.2014.10.145 fatcat:x63d43tdb5f3lhktzszw327ysi