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Transcatheter closure of late-onset residual aortopulmonary septal defect using a muscular ventricular septal occluder

Xiao Li, Da Zhu, Yuan Feng
International Heart Journal 2014, 55 (1): 89-91
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Late-onset residual shunt after surgical repair of aortopulmonary septal defect (APSD) is a rare event complicating the management strategy. Surgical reoperation was the treatment of choice traditionally, while associated with increased risk and suffering. We report a case of successful treatment of this type of residual shunt using a transcatheter closure technique with an infrequently used muscular ventricular septal device.

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