Jugular approach for percutaneous closure of atrial septal defect

Marco Papa, Achille Gaspardone, Gabriele Fragasso, Chiara Camesasca, Andrea Conversano, Fabrizio Tomai, Francesco Versaci, Alberto Margonato

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One hundred and forty-two consecutive procedures of percutaneous closure or atrial septal defect were approached by cannulation of the right femoral vein. In 3 of them, the internal jugular vein approach was also necessary because of azygos continuation or unsuccessful device implantation due to inadequate septal alignment. In all of them, device implantation was successfully performed through this alternative percutaneous vascular approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466-469
Number of pages4
JournalItalian Heart Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004


  • Atrial septal defect
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Prosthesis
  • Transcatheter techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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