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We present a case of a 21 year-old man who has had Fontan type correction 17 years ago with symptoms of severe heart insufficiency (III NYHA class, cahectic, with massive peripheral oedema and ascites) caused by increased pulmonary vascular resistance and increased pulmonary artery pressure. He was treated successfully with long term sildenafil medication.
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… (More)
Atrial septal defect (ASD) was closed percutaneously in an 18-year-old boy with a 27 mm nitinol wire mesh occluder according to standard procedures. Three hours after the procedure, he presented anxiety attacks, aggression, a vacant stare and a verbal/speaking disorder. Small ischaemic stroke localised in the right temporal/parietal region of the central… (More)
A very rare case of left-ventricular tunnel is reported. Diagnosis was based on ECHO examination. The differential diagnosis and surgical treatment of aortico-left ventricular tunnel is discussed. (Cardiol J 2007; 14: 193-197).