Objective: To determine effectiveness and safety of echocardiography guided bed side Balloon Atrial Septostomy
(BAS) in dextro transposition of great Arteries (dTGA) with intact ventricular septum (IVS) at a public sector tertiary care hospital Karachi, Pakistan.
Four patients with TGA intact septum had successful balloon atrial septostomy
. One neonate with infra-cardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) underwent surgery but expired.
Material and Method: It was a comparative cross-sectional study of all consecutive young infants with transposition of the great arteries that underwent balloon atrial septostomy
for restrictive inter-atrial communication and cyanosis from January 2012 to December 2014.
Title of his study was Echocardiographic Guided Bed Side Balloon Atrial Septostomy
in Dextro Transposed Great Arteries with intact Ventricular septum.
A 1-day-old infant underwent atrial septostomy
by cardiac catheterization due to hemodynamic instability.
Riemenschneider et al., "Laser atrial septostomy
," American Heart Journal, vol.
Once ASO could not be implemented for newborns as early as possible, the application of balloon atrial septostomy
(BAS) allowed the infants with TGA to undergo surgery one month after birth.
To the best of our knowledge, atrial septostomy
and Fontan fenestration by radiofrequency (RF) energy via an NRG needle have not been reported .
At 10th day of life our patient was diagnosed with d-loop transposition of great arteries (d-loop TGA) and underwent emergent balloon atrial septostomy
at The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.
Babies need an operation called atrial septostomy
, a hole cut into the top chambers to allow blood to circulate.
Dr Asif Hasan performed the delicate operation on Jessica, whose heart was the size of a walnut, in an open heart procedure known as an atrial septostomy
. At one point, her parents were told their daughter's chances of survival were 'very small' and feared she might not make it.
Dr Asif Hasan performed the delicate operation on Jessica, whose heart was the size of a walnut, in an open-heart procedure known as an atrial septostomy
. The top two chambers of her tiny heart were cut open and the operation enabled her to survive long enough to have her next seven-hour long open-heart procedure at 10 days old.