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Catheter-based closure of a perimembranous ventricular septal defect using the Amplatzer occluder in a patient with right-sided heart and mirror-imaged arrangements of all organs

  • Per G. Bjørnstad (a1) and Bjarne Smevik (a2)

Abstract

We describe a 6-year-old boy with a right-sided heart part of the Kartagener syndrome, complicated by presence of a perimembranous ventricular septal defect. The defect was closed interventionally using the Amplatzer asymmetrical occluder for ventricular septal defects. The procedure was event-free. Non-operative closure of a ventricular septal defect in this patient demonstrated no other difficulty than mirror-imaged thinking, thus giving evidence that such treatment also can be offered to patients with positional anomalies.

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Correspondence to: Per G. Bjørnstad, Paediatric Cardiology, Rikshospitalet – The National Hospital, University of Oslo, N-0027 Oslo, Norway. Tel: +47 2307 0000; Fax: +47 2307 2330; E-mail: per.bjornstad@rikshospitalet.no

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Catheter-based closure of a perimembranous ventricular septal defect using the Amplatzer occluder in a patient with right-sided heart and mirror-imaged arrangements of all organs

  • Per G. Bjørnstad (a1) and Bjarne Smevik (a2)

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