Basil Vasilios D Thanopoulos

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Over the past 10 years a variety of occluding devices has been used for transcatheter closure of ventricular septal defects (VSDs), but none has gained wide acceptance. This article presents the(More)
The purpose of this study was to estimate the radiation dose to which children are exposed during cardiac catheterizations for the treatment of ventricular and atrial septal defects. Radiation doses(More)
There are very few published reports of the transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects (PMVSDs) using the Amplatzer PMVSD occluder with encouraging initial results. This(More)
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of pericardial window creation by percutaneous balloon dilation in children with recurrent, symptomatic, nonmalignant pericardial effusion, 6 boys and 4 girls, age(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to close muscular ventricular septal defects (MVSDs) in children, with a new device, the Amplatzer ventricular septal defect occluder (AVSDO). BACKGROUND The(More)