Amplatzer vascular plug for transcatheter closure of persistent unligated vertical vein after repair of infracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous connection

Daisuke Kobayashi, Thomas J. Forbes, Ralph E. Delius, Sanjeev Aggarwal

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Abstract

Repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) involves anastomosing the pulmonary venous confluence with the left atrium and ligating the vertical vein. Sometimes, the vertical vein needs to be left open as a pop off with the idea that it will close over time. Infrequently an unligated vertical vein may remain patent after repair of infaracardiac TAPVC leading to hemodynamic instability. We report an infant in whom an unligated vertical vein remained patent after the repair of infracardiac TAPVC and caused hemodynamically significant left-to-right shunting. A successful transcatheter closure of persistent patent unligated vertical vein was performed using the Amplatzer Vascular Plug-I device.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-198
Number of pages7
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume80
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012

Keywords

  • Amplatzer vascular plug
  • infracardiac
  • total anomalous pulmonary venous connection
  • vertical vein

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