Scimitar syndrome is a form of partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage that is dramatically visible on plain chest radiography (CXR). In these individuals the entire venous drainage from the right lung enters a single anomalous large vein that descends to the inferior vena cava. This descending vein is visible on CXR as a curvilinear density along the… (More)
It is accepted practice to close large patent arterial ducts (PDA) with Amplatzer duct occluder devices, with extremely low rates of residual PDA. We report a child who required device closure of PDA with two Amplatzer PDA devices on two separate occasions, despite the first device deployment being a standard placement of an appropriately sized Amplatzer… (More)
Transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus is now a well established therapeutic option. In this paper, we illustrate step by step the technique of Flipper coil closure of small (<3mm) ducts.
This paper summarises the rationale behind cardiac catheter assessment prior to surgical completion of the Fontan circulation in hearts with univentricular pathology.
We present two patients who had delayed transcatheter closure of secundum atrial septal defects for persistent cyanosis after surgical repair of severe pulmonary stenosis. The defects (two in one patient) were closed uneventfully and successfully with Amplatzer ASO devices, with significant improvement in oxygen saturation. The staged approach and the… (More)
Balloon aortic valvuloplasty is now the treatment of choice for congenital aortic stenosis. Balloon stability may be difficult to achieve and this may result in a suboptimal result or even valve damage. We describe the technique of rapid ventricular pacing as a safe and effective option for achieving balloon stability during aortic valvuloplasty.
We present a patient with tetralogy of Fallot who developed bilateral branch pulmonary artery stenosis following surgical repair that was refractory to balloon dilatation. Simultaneous stenting of both pulmonary arteries produced a good result.
We present a patient who had transcatheter closure of a low atrial septal defect which was overlooked during surgical closure of a secundum atrial septal defect. The residual defect was detected during ablation for atrial flutter, and was closed successfully during the same procedure with an Amplatzer atrial septal occluder (ASO) device.