Year : 2008  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 114--119

Unidirectional valved patches for closure of septal defects in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension


Sachin Talwar, Shiv Kumar Choudhary, Anita Saxena, Shyam Sunder Kothari, Rajnish Juneja, Balram Airan 
 Cardiothoracic Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sachin Talwar
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi -110029
India

Pulmonary hypertension due to delay in presentation, diagnosis, referral, and surgery for septal defects is not uncommon in the developing world and translates into high morbidity and mortality following open heart surgery to close these defects. Leaving a small atrial communication may not always be effective. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and inhaled nitric oxide therapy in the immediate postoperative phase may not be available or may not be financially feasible in many institutions which are economically challenged. Unidirectional valved patch is emerging as a new and effective solution to this problem and promises to make at least the immediate postoperative results more predictable in this subset of patients.


How to cite this article:
Talwar S, Choudhary SK, Saxena A, Kothari SS, Juneja R, Airan B. Unidirectional valved patches for closure of septal defects in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension.Ann Pediatr Card 2008;1:114-119


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Talwar S, Choudhary SK, Saxena A, Kothari SS, Juneja R, Airan B. Unidirectional valved patches for closure of septal defects in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2008 [cited 2022 Aug 20 ];1:114-119
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