Clinical Experience of Beating Heart Atrial Septostomy Using a Device for Coronary Artery Anastomosis Site Creator

Goro Takahashi, Sadahiro Sai, Akinobu Konishi

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Intra-atrial communication was mandatory for several congenital cardiac diseases, such as pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PA/IVS), and either sided aortoventricular valve atresia. We assessed whether the new methods of atrial septal defect(ASD)creation was effective.

METHODS: We experienced 4 cases of the surgical atrial septostomy performed under on-pump beating. We used a new device, a circular punch out defect creator.

RESULTS: All cases were alive. The mean ASD diameter was enlarged from 4.37 mm to 5.55 mm and the mean ASD shunt flow was significantly decreased from 1.47 m/s to 1.11 m/s.

CONCLUSIONS: We performed the surgical atrial septostomy using an aortic puncher under beating heart effectively and safely.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)822-825
Number of pages4
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Volume68
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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