Paradoxical Emboli in Children and Young Adults: Role of Atrial Septal Defect and Patent Foramen Ovale Device Closure
- Waltzing Matilda. Giknis, Francis L. // Cortlandt Forum;03/25/99, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p72
Presents the author's recollections of a four-year-old Australian girl diagnosed with an atrial septal defect with torrential pulmonary flow who was scheduled for open heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. Reflections on the girl's singing of `Waltzing Matilda' to comfort herself; Author's...
- Images in cardiology: A combination of persistent left superior vena cava and a large secundum atrial septal defect in a 34 year old woman Zaglavara, T.; Hamilton, J.R.L.; Kenny, A. // Heart;Apr2001, Vol. 85 Issue 4, p406
Several photographs of the secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) diagnosis of a 34-year old woman is presented.
- Further Follow-up of the Patient With Large Residual Shunt After Atrial Septal Defect Closure by Immediate-Release Patch. Zanjani, Keyhan; Sideris, Eleftherios // Pediatric Cardiology;Oct2013, Vol. 34 Issue 7, p1754
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Closure of interatrial defects by immediate release patch," by A. Zeinaloo and colleagues in the 2012 issue.
- Isolated large atrial septal aneurysm and multiple cerebral infarcts: Is there any association? Gavrielatos, Gerasimos; Letsas, Konstantinos P.; Pappas, Loukas K.; Alexanian, Ioannis; Efremidis, Michalis; Sioras, Hlias; Kardaras, Fotios // Internet Journal of Cardiology;2007, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p5
An atrial septal aneurysm (ASA) is a thin, localized saccular deformity of the atrial septum that bulges into the right or left atrium. Diagnosis can be established using transthoracic (TTE) and transesophageal (TEE) echocardiography. Although these abnormalities are considered clinically benign...
- Patent foramen ovale and cryptogenic stroke -- a statistical or cause-and-effect relationship? A neurological point of view. Lasek-Bal, Anetta; Puz, Przemysław; Kazibutowska, Zofia // Advances in Interventional Cardiology;2013, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p272
Patent foramen ovale and atrial septal aneurysm are considered to be factors conducive to the occurrence of stroke and transient ischaemic attacks. However, there is no clear answer to the question whether patent foramen ovale is an independent risk factor for stroke and what the mechanism of...
- Acute paradoxical embolic cerebral ischemia secondary to possible May-Thurner syndrome and an atrial septal defect: a case report. Rison, Richard A.; Helfgott, Matthew D. // Journal of Medical Case Reports;2013, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p1
Introduction: May-Thurner syndrome is an anatomic abnormality that predisposes patients to increased risk of paradoxical embolism and stroke. It consists of chronic compression of the left common iliac vein by the overlying right common iliac artery which may predispose to local thrombus...
- Pattern of pulmonary venous flow in patients with ostium secundum atrial septal defect. Ana Myriam Schroh; Lidia Beatriz Laghezza; Pablo Javier Domínguez; Virginia Brandán; Daniel Edgardo Nento; Edgardo Álvarez; Carlos Enrique Farinelli // European Journal of Echocardiography;Mar2009, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p244
Aims The purpose of this study is to determine the possible influence of a left to right atrial shunt over the pulmonary venous flow pattern in children with ostium secundum atrial septal defect (ASD). Methods and results Complete two-dimensional, spectral Doppler and colour flow Doppler...
- Novel Transatrial Septoplasty Technique for Neonates with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and an Intact or Highly Restrictive Atrial Septum. Hill, Kevin; Fudge, J.; Barker, Piers; Jaggers, James; Rhodes, John // Pediatric Cardiology;May2010, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p545
Two patients born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and an intact or highly restrictive atrial septum requiring emergent intervention are presented. For both patients, rapid septoplasty was performed using a hybrid approach involving direct atrial puncture and transatrial cutting balloon...
- 397 Do elderly patients benefit from transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect? Pieculewicz, M.; Podolec, P.; Przewlocki, T.; Hlawaty, M.; Wilkolek, P.; Tomkiewicz-Pajak, L.; Kopec, G.; Tracz, W. // European Journal of Echocardiography;Dec2006 Supplement 1, Vol. 7, pS52
An abstract of the article "Do elderly patients benefit from transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect?," by P. Podolec and colleagues is presented.