Cardiac catheterisation of patients with common arterial trunk and transposition of the great arteries

1 Divison of Pediatric Cardiology, All Children's Hospital, Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States of America.
Cardiology in the Young (Impact Factor: 0.84). 12/2012; 22(6):687-690. DOI: 10.1017/S1047951112001515
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Cardiac catheterisation continues to play an important role in the long-term management of patients with common arterial trunk and transposition of the great arteries. Although non-invasive imaging has largely eliminated the need for diagnostic catheterisation in newborns with these congenital cardiac lesions, cardiac catheterisation is an important tool for the diagnosis of a variety of problems encountered after surgical intervention, and allows interventions to be performed when feasible. We review the indications for cardiac catheterisation and describe the specifics for various interventional procedures for these patients in this manuscript.

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