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P ulmonary vein stenosis is a fascinating yet frustrating and difficult to manage condition with an exceptionally high mortality rate. Until recently, the disease was seen almost exclusively in young children with or without various forms of congenital heart disease. Pulmonary vein stenosis is a relatively rare condition. In most published series from large(More)
Of 31 patients who underwent transcatheter atrial septal defect occlusion with the Bard Clamshell Septal Umbrella, only 1 had a clinically significant residual atrial septal defect at a mean follow-up of 41 months. All patients were asymptomatic despite the occurrence of device arm fractures in 84% of these patients.
OBJECTIVES In this study we report our preliminary results and intermediate-term follow-up (up to 3.5 years) of stent implantation for coarctation of the aorta (COA). BACKGROUND Balloon angioplasty has gained acceptance as a modality of treatment for COA. Some patients do not respond optimally to balloon angioplasty alone. Balloon-expandable stents have(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary vein stenosis has recently been recognized as a complication of radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation. This study evaluates the presentation of affected patients and the role of transcatheter therapy for this patient population. METHODS AND RESULTS This study used a retrospective review of data from 19 patients (age, 51+/-13(More)
We sought to evaluate intermediate to long-term follow-up after coronary artery fistula (CAF) closure with emphasis on thrombotic complications. Transcatheter closure (TCC) or surgical closure (SC) is the current standard of treatment for significant CAF. Incidence and risk factors of coronary thrombosis after CAF closure have not been well described.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the results of a staged surgical approach for tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia, hypoplastic or absent pulmonary arteries, and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed a consecutive series of these patients from a single institution. RESULTS From July 1993 to April 2001, 46 consecutive(More)
INTRODUCTION Pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS) is a rare but significant complication of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Dilation and stent angioplasty have been described but not compared. METHODS AND RESULTS All percutaneous interventions for PVS complicating PVI between December 2000 and March 2007 were reviewed. Acute success, defined as post-intervention(More)
BACKGROUND The outcome of patients with corrected transposition of the great arteries (CTGA) is variably affected by associated intracardiac defects, tricuspid valve competence, and systemic right ventricular (RV) function. The relative importance of these factors in long-term outcome has not been evaluated. METHODS AND RESULTS Since 1958, 40 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to compare the cost (measured as resource utilization by the institution) and clinical effectiveness of transcatheter coil occlusion and surgical patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closure. Similar comparisons have been made previously with other devices no longer in use in the United States. No such comparison has been(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate postdiscovery outcome of coronary artery fistulae (CAF). CAF treatment sequelae and risk factors for coronary thrombosis have not been adequately evaluated. METHODS Outcome on follow-up of 16 patients with CAF was reviewed. Risk factors for adverse coronary events were assessed based on type, size, and treatment of CAF. RESULTS(More)