Late complete atriovenous block after percutaneous closure of a perimembranous ventricular septal defect

Gianfranco Butera, Chessa Massimo, Carminati Mario

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Abstract

Percutaneous closure of a perimembranous ventricular septal defect (VSD) is an alternative to surgical closure. Complications include arrhythmias and in particular early postoperative complete atrioventricular (AV) block. We report the cases of two patients, aged 2.5 and 4 years, treated with an eccentric VSD occluder device whom developed complete AV block 4 and 12 months after the procedure. The first patient experienced syncope, while the second one was completely asymptomatic. Both subjects underwent endocardial ventricular pacemaker implantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)938-941
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume67
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

Keywords

  • Children
  • Percutaneous
  • Septal defect
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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