Many paediatric cardiac patients now survive to adulthood following early surgery. This population of adult patients with a congenital heart disease offer distinct challenges such as unusual anatomy and demands such as pregnancy and exercise tolerability not found in conventional paediatric or traditional adult interventional patients. Starting with neonatal balloon atrial septostomy for transposition of the great arteries, improving and changing percutaneous interventional techniques have increasingly replaced surgery as a treatment option in several congenital heart diseases. There has been a rapid growth in interventional cardiology techniques to treat adults with congenital heart disease, mirroring the rise of interventional cardiology as a cardiology subspecialty and the increasing population of adults with congenital abnormalities. We review current indications for adult congenital heart disease intervention and best practice, reviewing the patient spectrum commonly treated, devices used, and emerging treatments.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Interventional procedure in the Cath Lab: the state of art].|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health