Transcatheter elimination of left-to-right shunts in infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia is feasible and safe.

@article{Wood2011TranscatheterEO,
  title={Transcatheter elimination of left-to-right shunts in infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia is feasible and safe.},
  author={Amy M Wood and Ralf J. Holzer and Karen Texter and Sharon L. Hill and Alfred L Gest and Stephen E. Welty and John P. Cheatham and Andrew R. Yates},
  journal={Congenital heart disease},
  year={2011},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={330-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that transcatheter elimination of left-to-right (L-R) cardiac shunts in former premature infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is feasible, safe, and is associated with an improvement in respiratory status. DESIGN Retrospective case review. PATIENTS Twelve patients with BPD who underwent an attempt at transcatheter closure of an L-R shunt lesion within the first year of life at a single center. Median weight was 5.4 kg and median age was 6 months… CONTINUE READING