Transcatheter embolization of anomalous systemic arterial supply with Amplatzer Vascular Plugs II in Scimitar syndrome.

Department of Medicine, Montreal Heart Institute, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (Impact Factor: 2.11). 09/2012; 80(3):477-81. DOI: 10.1002/ccd.23329
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A 57-year-old woman suffering from recurrent pneumonia and considered to be high risk for surgical correction of an atrial septal defect (ASD) associated with a right lung sequestration vascularized by arteries coming from the abdominal aorta and an abnormal venous drainage into the inferior vena cava (Scimitar syndrome). Therefore stepwise transcatheter approach was offered as an alternative treatment. We performed ASD closure and embolization of the anomalous systemic arterial supply using Amplatzer Vascular Plugs II. The abnormal venous drainage was conservatively treated (Q(p) /Q(s) : 1.1/1 after ASD closure and anomalous arterial supply embolization). At 24-month follow-up, no recurrent pneumonia was reported, functional class improved and right cardiac cavities normalized.

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