Balloon atrial septostomy performed "out-of-hours": effects on the outcome.

  title={Balloon atrial septostomy performed "out-of-hours": effects on the outcome.},
  author={Sunitha Vimalesvaran and Salma Ayis and Thomas K Krasemann},
  journal={Cardiology in the young},
  volume={23 1},
BACKGROUND Balloon atrial septostomy is a common palliative procedure in neonates with cyanotic congenital heart disease with restricted interatrial blood flow. Despite its advantages, balloon atrial septostomy is not a risk-free procedure and can be associated with numerous complications. The objective of this study is to determine whether the performance of this procedure out-of-hours has a significant impact on the incidence of adverse outcome measures. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 106… CONTINUE READING