[Treatment of congential heart disease with interventional catheterization].

Title[Treatment of congential heart disease with interventional catheterization].
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsDi Bernardo S, Mivelaz Y, Meijboom EJ, Sekarski N
JournalRevue médicale suisse
Pagination2049-50, 2053-5
Date Published2005 Sep 7

The development in pediatric interventional cardiology has changed the therapeutic strategy for many patients with congenital heart disease. Interventional catheterization became the first choice for valvuloplasty, angioplasty and collateral vessel occlusion. Effective and safe transcatheter interventions exist for closure of atrial or ventricular septal defects and for patent ductus arteriosus. The progress in the technology used in the catheterization laboratory will permit to continue the expansion of the range of interventions performed without surgery. Pediatric cardiologists and congenital heart surgeons must understand each other's interventional techniques and how they can be used in a coordinated fashion. This interaction is essential for the optimal management of patients with both simple and complex congenital heart disease.

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