Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2013 , Vol 4, Issue 1
Transcatheter Closure of a Muscular Ventricular Septal Defect By Amplatzer Ductal Occluder Ii
Alpay Çeliker1, Fatih Atik2
1Acıbadem University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey
2Ahi Evren Hospital of Throacic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Pediatric Cardiology Unit, Trabzon, Turkey
Ventricular septal defect has been targeted as a defect to close with transcatheter methods. In recent years with the advent of new devices percutaneous closure of ventricular septal defect has been used in many centers with encouraging results. Introduction of Amplatzer occluder devices has been resulted in increase the number of implants in recent years. Beside this, a few devices can be used for transcatheter closure of muscular ventricular septal defects. We report a successful transcatheter closure of muscular outlet ventricular septal defect in a 4 years of age child with Amplatzer Ductal Occluder II. Keywords : muscular ventricular septal defect, transcatheter closure, amplatzer duct occluder II