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Journal Article


Annals of Pediatric Cardiology, Volume 6, Number 2, p.170-172 (2013)



article, cardiopulmonary bypass, cardiovascular surgical equipment, case report, congenital heart malformation, female, Glenn shunt, heart atrium septum, heart single ventricle, human, hypoplasia, hypoplastic mitral valve, infant, laminar flow, lung blood flow, mitral valve disease, off pump atrial septostomy, off pump surgery, open heart surgery, oxygen saturation, pulmonary artery, sternotomy, thoracoscopy, transesophageal echocardiography


Selected children with congenital heart defects undergoing palliative closed heart procedures require a cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) run only for the purpose of creating an inter-atrial communication. We report a simple technique of atrial septostomy using thoracoscopy scissors under transesophageal echocardiography guidance without the need for CPB.


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R. Ra Benedict, Kumar, Aa, Francis, Eb, and Kumar, RbKrishna, “Off-pump atrial septostomy with thoracoscopic scissors under transesophageal echocardiography guidance”, Annals of Pediatric Cardiology, vol. 6, pp. 170-172, 2013.