Periventricular Closure of a Perimembranous VSD: Treatment Option in Selected Patients
07 November 2011
06 December 2011
25 January 2012 (online)
Ventricular septal defects (VSDs) are a common congenital heart disease. Usually, surgical repair with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is the treatment of choice, whereas percutaneous techniques have technical limitations, predominantly a mismatch of catheter size and body weight. A 7-year-old girl underwent periventricular closure of a perimembranous VSD on the beating heart. Echocardiography guided implantation through a minimally invasive sternotomy was uneventful. The described approach adds favorably to the current practice avoiding the use of CPB. Cosmetic aspect and rapid early postoperative recovery are convincing.
Conflict of Interest
Z. Zhongyun is an employee of the device manufacturer Shanghai Xingzhuangjiyi Alloy Material Corporation, Shanghai, P. R. China.
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