Catheter-Based Palliation in an Infant With Obstructed Cor Triatriatum

Michael Khoury, Juan Pablo Sandoval, Lars Grosse-Wortmann, Edgar Jaeggi, Rajiv R. Chaturvedi

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A 33-day-old infant with obstructed cor triatriatum sinister and partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage presented with respiratory distress and fever. Her suprasystemic pulmonary hypertension was relieved by opening the connection to the right atrium using balloon atrial septoplasty and septostomy, and to the inferior chamber using balloon dilation of a fenestration in the dividing membrane. This enabled extubation and discharge, with elective surgical repair at 2 months. To our knowledge, this is the youngest patient to receive a catheter intervention for obstructed cor triatriatum sinister, providing relief of pulmonary hypertension and postponement of surgical repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1575.e13-1575.e15
JournalCanadian Journal of Cardiology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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