Catheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects using the new Amplatzer membranous VSD occluder: initial clinical experience.

@article{Hijazi2002CatheterCO,
  title={Catheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects using the new Amplatzer membranous VSD occluder: initial clinical experience.},
  author={Ziyad M. Hijazi and Fakhri Hakim and A Abu Haweleh and Awni Madani and Walid Tarawna and Aktham Hiari and Qi-ling Cao},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2002},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={508-15}
}
The surgical closure of membranous ventricular septal defects (VSDs) is associated with morbidity and low mortality. Six patients with VSDs located in the membranous part of the ventricular septum underwent an attempt of catheter closure using a new device specifically designed for the membranous septum. Patients ranged in age from 3.5 to 19 years (median, 10.5 years) and in weight from 15 to 45 kg (median, 29 kg). One patient with associated pulmonary valve stenosis had shortness of breath… CONTINUE READING