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Off-pump atrial septostomy with thoracoscopic scissors under transesophageal echocardiography guidance


1 Department of Pediatric Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Cochin, Kerala, India
2 Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Cochin, Kerala, India

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Raj R Benedict
Department of Pediatric Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Ponekkara PO, Cochin - 682 041, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.115273

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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 170-172

 

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Selected children with congenital heart defects undergoing palliative closed heart procedures require a cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) run only for the purpose of creating an inter-atrial communication. We report a simple technique of atrial septostomy using thoracoscopy scissors under transesophageal echocardiography guidance without the need for CPB.






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1 Department of Pediatric Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Cochin, Kerala, India
2 Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Cochin, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Raj R Benedict
Department of Pediatric Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Ponekkara PO, Cochin - 682 041, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.115273

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Selected children with congenital heart defects undergoing palliative closed heart procedures require a cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) run only for the purpose of creating an inter-atrial communication. We report a simple technique of atrial septostomy using thoracoscopy scissors under transesophageal echocardiography guidance without the need for CPB.






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