Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012; 60(01): 078-080
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1301750
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Periventricular Closure of a Perimembranous VSD: Treatment Option in Selected Patients

Christian Schreiber
1  Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, German Heart Center Munich at the Technical University, Munich, Germany
,
Manfred Vogt
2  Department of Paediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Defects, German Heart Center Munich at the Technical University, Munich, Germany
,
Andreas Kühn
2  Department of Paediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Defects, German Heart Center Munich at the Technical University, Munich, Germany
,
Jürgen Hörer
1  Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, German Heart Center Munich at the Technical University, Munich, Germany
,
Jelena Samprec
1  Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, German Heart Center Munich at the Technical University, Munich, Germany
,
Zhuang Zhongyun
3  Shanghai Xingzhuangjiyi Alloy Material Corporation, Shanghai, P. R. China
,
Zhang Fengwei
4  Cardiac Surgery Department, Affiliated Linyi People's Hospital at Shandong University, Linyi, Shandong, P. R. China
,
Rüdiger Lange
1  Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, German Heart Center Munich at the Technical University, Munich, Germany
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Publication History

07 November 2011

06 December 2011

Publication Date:
25 January 2012 (online)

Abstract

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.