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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)
The objective of this study was to determine the initial safety and results of unrestricted multi-institution routine community use of the Amplatzer Septal Occluder (ASO) for atrial septal defect (ASD) closure. A multicenter, nonrandomized prospective study was performed in 13 pediatric cardiology centers from November 2004 to September 2007. Data were(More)
Discussed are the diagnostic and therapeutic issues of cardiac disease in the pediatric age group that have the potential to result in ischemic ventricular dysfunction. The discussion then turns to the nontraumatic thoracic, gastrointestinal, and psychogenic disturbances that are likely to produce symptoms of chest pain. In this context, the question of(More)
Coarctation of the aorta (CoA), is a congenital defect characterized by a severe narrowing of the aorta, usually distal to the aortic arch. The treatment options include surgical repair, stent implantation, and balloon angioplasty. In order to evaluate the physiological significance of the pre-operative coarctation and to assess the post-operative results,(More)
Tremendous advances have occurred in catheter-based interventions for congenital heart disease. Multicenter trials of these advances are either out of date or have been limited in scope. As such little is known on the application of these techniques in the current era. The IMPACT Registry (IMproving Pediatric and Adult Congenital Treatments) will allow us(More)
BACKGROUND The Coarctation of the Aorta Stent Trial (COAST) was designed to assess the safety and efficacy of the Cheatham Platinum stent when used in children and adults with native or recurrent coarctation. Acute outcomes have been reported. We report here follow-up to 2 years. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 105 patients underwent attempted(More)