A novel approach for off-pump atrial septostomy applications.


Atrial septostomy or septectomy are required to enable atrial mixture in various congenital cardiac lesions. The aim of this article was to introduce a technique where atrial septostomy application could be employed off pump with the aid of a new device. To our knowledge this is the first report for this technique in the literature. We report the results of 7 patients for whom we employed our technique successfully using a new combined device as an alternative to traditional methods. The major advantage of our approach was avoiding detrimental effects of cardiopulmonary bypass applications.

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@article{Poyrazoglu2007ANA, title={A novel approach for off-pump atrial septostomy applications.}, author={H Hakan Poyrazoglu and Funda Tor and Mustafa Kemal Avşar and Sevcan Erdem and Cem Kayhan and Nazan Ozbarlaş and Orhan Kemal Salih}, journal={The heart surgery forum}, year={2007}, volume={10 6}, pages={E445-8} }