Echocardiography guided bed side balloon atrial septostomy in dextro transposed great arteries (dTGA) with intact ventricular septum (IVS): A resource limited country experience | Kumar | Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
 
مبل راحتی صندلی مدیریتی صندلی اداری میز اداری وبلاگدهی گن لاغری بازی اندروید تبلیغات کلیکی آموزش زبان انگلیسی پاراگلایدر مارکت اندروید تور آهنگ محسن چاوشی مسیح و آرش پروتز سینه پروتز باسن پروتز لب میز تلویزیون

Echocardiography guided bed side balloon atrial septostomy in dextro transposed great arteries (dTGA) with intact ventricular septum (IVS): A resource limited country experience

Naresh Kumar, Abdul Sattar Shaikh, Veena Kumari, Najma Patel

Abstract


Objective: To determine effectiveness and safety of echocardiography guided bed side Balloon Atrial Septostomy (BAS) in dextro transposition of great Arteries (dTGA) with intact ventricular septum (IVS) at a public sector tertiary care hospital Karachi, Pakistan.

Methods: This case series include 40 patients with echocardiographic findings of dTGA with IVS and restricted PFO (≤ 2mm) who underwent bedside BAS at department of pediatric cardiology NICVD, Karachi, Pakistan. We recorded pre and post BAS diameter of PFO/Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), oxygen saturation (SpO2 %), and post procedure complications and outcome.

Results: Median age was 16 days, Majority of them (n=23, 58%) were severely cyanosed with SpO2 of 41.4±3.4% and underwent emergency BAS and remaining underwent elective procedure. An increase in SpO2% from 46.0±6% to 81.0±3.0% (p=<0.001) and ASD size from 1.4±2.8mm to 5.45±0.4mm was observed (p=<0.001). No complication was observed in most of cases (n=28, 70%). Mean hospital stay was 3.4±1 days. Success rate was 97.5% however, one neonate died due to neonatal sepsis.

Conclusion: Our study provides sufficient evidence that bed side balloon atrial septostomy is a safer technique, save a lot of time and resources which were required otherwise in transporting these patients to catheterization laboratory.

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How to cite this:Kumar N, Shaikh AS, Kumari V, Patel N. Echocardiography guided bed side balloon atrial septostomy in dextro transposed great arteries (dTGA) with intact ventricular septum (IVS): A resource limited country experience. Pak J Med Sci. 2018;34(6):---------.   doi: https://doi.org/ -------------------------------------------

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