Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39--41

A simple and fast technique for radiofrequency-assisted perforation of the atrial septum in congenital heart disease


Juan Pablo Sandoval, Rajiv R Chaturvedi 
 Department of Pediatrics, Cardiac Diagnostic and Interventional Unit, The Hospital for Sick Children, The Labatt Family Heart Centre, University of Toronto School of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Correspondence Address:
Rajiv R Chaturvedi
The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8
Canada

Radiofrequency (RF) assisted perforation of the atrial septum was performed successfully in three infants using a 0.035΂ RF wire deployed through a Williams right posterior catheter. Balloon atrial septoplasty was performed over the 0.035΂ RF wire in two of them, shortening the procedural time.


How to cite this article:
Sandoval JP, Chaturvedi RR. A simple and fast technique for radiofrequency-assisted perforation of the atrial septum in congenital heart disease.Ann Pediatr Card 2016;9:39-41


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Sandoval JP, Chaturvedi RR. A simple and fast technique for radiofrequency-assisted perforation of the atrial septum in congenital heart disease. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 May 12 ];9:39-41
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