A novel approach for off-pump atrial septostomy applications


POYRAZOĞLU H. H. , TOR F., AVSAR M. K. , ERDEM S., KAYHAN C., ÖZBARLAS N. , ...More

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.10, no.6, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20071127
  • Title of Journal : HEART SURGERY FORUM

Abstract

Atrial septostomy or septectomy are required to enable atrial mixture in various congenital cardiac lesions. The aim of this article was to introduce a technique where atrial septostomy application could be employed off pump with the aid of a new device. To our knowledge this is the first report for this technique in the literature. We report the results of 7 patients for whom we employed our technique succesfully using a new combined device as an alternative to traditional methods. The major advantage of our approach was avoiding detrimental effects of cardiopulmonary bypass applications.