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This retrospective review examines outcomes of using radio frequency (RF) or chronic total occlusion (CTO) devices to open the pulmonary valves of patients who had pulmonary atresia with an intact ventricular septum (PA/IVS) between 2007 and 2019. Pulmonary atresia is a rare condition in which the pulmonary valve that controls blood flow to the lungs, is blocked. RF perforation and CTO device perforation of the valve are techniques done via minimally invasive heart catheterization.
Patients with a diagnosis of PA/IVS who were referred to the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for treatment from 2007 through 2019 for attempted perforation of their atretic pulmonary valve will be included in the review.
Males and Females: Neonates
There are no requirements for participants. Clinical data is extracted from the medical record for review and analysis.
Visits: None required
Duration: Not applicable
University of Michigan
Heart Catheterization for Congenital Heart Defects in Children
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Sara Trucco, MD
For more information about the study, please contact:
Cullen Wenzler, Clinical Research Coordinator
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