We report the successful re-screwing of the embolized duct occluder (DO) in three children for retrieval and to attempt redeployment. The DO was embolized into descending aorta immediately after the deployment in one child and within 24 h after the procedure in two further patients. The DO was re-screwed back by the DO delivery cable, using "sheath in… (More)
BACKGROUND Aorto-left ventricular tunnel (ALVT) is a rare congenital extracardiac channel with progressive left ventricular dilatation needs early correction. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a report of diagnosis and management of aorto-left ventricular tunnel (ALVT) over a period of 11 years from a single institution. Seven patients (age range: 7 days-45… (More)
BACKGROUND Vertical vein is left patent in some cases of supra-cardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) when there is hemodynamic instability due to noncompliant left atrium and ventricle. After the peri-operative period, this results in features of pre-tricuspid shunt. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three cases with patent vertical vein… (More)
A 3-day-old neonate presented with features suggestive of coarctation of aorta. Echocardiography showed a large organized thrombus in the transverse arch causing obstruction to theaortic arch and carotids with partial recanalization. Patient underwent surgical thromboendarterectomy with arch reconstruction. The evaluation did not reveal any hematological… (More)
We report a successful perventricular closure of an apical muscular ventricular septal defect (mVSD) by a modified technique. An eight-month-old infant, weighing 6.5 kilograms, presented with refractory heart failure. The transthoracic echocardiogram showed multiple apical mVSDs with the largest one measuring 10 mm. perventricular device closure using a 12… (More)
We report the successful transcatheter closure of right pulmonary artery fistula to left atrium in a six-year-old boy, who had presented with cyanosis and shortness of breath. The two-dimensional echocardiogram with bubble contrast study demonstrated the communication between right pulmonary artery and left atrium. Computerized tomography confirmed the… (More)
Right aortic arch (RAA) associated with isolated atrial septal defect (ASD) is very rare. We report successful closure of ASD associated with RAA using a 26-mm atrial septal occluder in a 30-year-old male patient. The impingement of right descending aorta in RAA caused malposition of the device in the left atrium. Deployment of the device through the right… (More)
A newborn baby presented with respiratory distress, cyanosis and shock within 2 hours of birth. The cardiac evaluation showed supracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous return with critically obstructed vertical vein. The baby underwent successful stenting of the vertical vein at 12 hours of life.