Closure of a secundum atrial septal defect in two infants with chronic lung disease using the Gore HELEX Septal Occluder

Matt E. Zussman, Grace Freire, Shawn D. Cupp, Gary E. Stapleton

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Abstract

Children with a secundum atrial septal defect are usually asymptomatic and are referred for elective closure after 3-4 years of age; however, in premature infants with chronic lung disease, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, or pulmonary hypertension, increased pulmonary blood flow secondary to a left-to-right atrial shunt, may exacerbate their condition. Closure of the atrial septal defect in these patients can result in significant clinical improvement. We report the cases of two premature infants with chronic lung disease, who underwent atrial septal defect closure with the Gore HELEX Septal Occluder and discuss the technical aspects of using the device in these patients and their clinical outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-83
Number of pages5
JournalCardiology in the young
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 22 2014

Keywords

  • Atrial septal defect
  • chronic lung disease
  • HELEX Septal Occlude
  • infant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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