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The Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions present a practical approach to assist cardiac catheterization laboratories in establishing a radiation safety program. The importance of this program is emphasized by the appropriate concerns for the increasing use of ionizing radiation in medical imaging, and its potential adverse effects. An(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to define age-stratified, procedure-specific benchmark radiation dose levels during interventional catheterization for congenital heart disease. BACKGROUND There is a paucity of published literature with regard to radiation dose levels during catheterization for congenital heart disease. Obtaining benchmark radiation(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the immediate and midterm results of transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defect (PmVSD) using the Amplatzer membranous VSD occluder (AMVSD). METHODS Between April 2002 and August 2004, 100 patients underwent an attempt of percutaneous device closure of PmVSD using the AMVSD in 24 international centers. The median(More)
INTRODUCTION Since the 1980s, stent implantation has evolved as an important therapeutic strategy for coarctation of the aorta. However, available data is frequently flawed by short follow-up, lack of adequate follow-up imaging, and retrospective nature of data collection. METHODS Data was prospectively collected using a multicenter registry congenital(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of the HASTA trial was to compare hand suture versus stapling loop ileostomy closure in a randomized controlled trial. BACKGROUND Bowel obstruction is one of the main and the clinically and economically most relevant complication following closure of loop ileostomy after low anterior resection. The best surgical technique for(More)
BACKGROUND The National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) launched the IMPACT (Improving Pediatric and Adult Congenital Treatment) Registry in 2010. By 2013, its patient enrollment exceeded that of other current and historical congenital catheterization registries. OBJECTIVES This study sought to describe procedural results and safety of 6 common(More)
Pediatric and Congenital Interventional Cardiology is the practice of catheter-based techniques that improve cardiac physiology and circulation through the treatment of heart disease in children and adults with congenital or acquired heart defects. Over the last decade, and since last published training guidelines for pediatric cardiac catheterization and(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to report the results of a U.S. registry of device closure of congenital muscular ventricular septal defects (VSDs) using the new Amplatzer mVSD occluder (AGA Medical Corp., Golden Valley, Minnesota). BACKGROUND Muscular VSDs pose a significant surgical challenge with increased morbidity and mortality. METHODS Data were(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe case mix variation among institutions, and report adverse event rates in congenital cardiac catheterization by case type. BACKGROUND Reported adverse event rates for patients with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiac catheterization vary considerably, due to non-comparable standards of data inclusion, and highly variable case(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to develop a method to adjust for case mix complexity in catheterization for congenital heart disease to allow equitable comparisons of adverse event (AE) rates. BACKGROUND The C3PO (Congenital Cardiac Catheterization Project on Outcomes) has been prospectively collecting data using a Web-based data entry tool on all(More)