Impact of fetal cardiac intervention on congenital heart surgery.

  title={Impact of fetal cardiac intervention on congenital heart surgery.},
  author={Emile Antoine Bacha},
  journal={Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Pediatric cardiac surgery annual},
  volume={14 1},
Fetal cardiac interventions performed by interventional cardiologists are currently in a clinical experimental phase. The 3 most frequent interventions are: 1) aortic balloon valvuloplasty for critical aortic stenosis with a small left ventricle or with a normal size left ventricle but poor function; 2) atrial septostomy for highly restrictive or intact atrial septum in hypoplastic left heart syndrome; and 3) pulmonary valvuloplasty for pulmonary atresia and hypoplastic right ventricle. Current… CONTINUE READING

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