Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 228--230

Left ventricular restrictive physiology in kids with atrial septal defects: Something unexpected!


Alessia Faccini1, Matteo Casenghi1, Mario Carminati1, Gianfranco Butera2 
1 Department of Congenital Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese, Italy
2 Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Adults with Congenital Heart Disease, Evelina Children's, Hospital, St Thomas Hospital, 249 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7EH; School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences, Kings College, London, England

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Gianfranco Butera
Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Adults with Congenital Heart Disease, Evelina Children's, Hospital, St Thomas Hospital, 249 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7EH, London; School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences, Kings College, London
England

Atrial septal defect (ASD) associated with left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction (DD) is rare in children. DD is common in elderly patients undergoing ASD closure. Restrictive physiology among children undergoing percutaneous ASD closure is something unexpected that has not been described before in the literature. Hence, we report on a case of a child referred to our center for ASD closure in which an LV DD has been unmasked with a balloon occlusion test and has been managed with pharmacological preconditioning and subsequent ASD closure with good outcome. Albeit rare, LV DD can occur on children undergoing ASD closure.


How to cite this article:
Faccini A, Casenghi M, Carminati M, Butera G. Left ventricular restrictive physiology in kids with atrial septal defects: Something unexpected!.Ann Pediatr Card 2021;14:228-230


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Faccini A, Casenghi M, Carminati M, Butera G. Left ventricular restrictive physiology in kids with atrial septal defects: Something unexpected!. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Oct 16 ];14:228-230
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