ABSTRACT: The percutaneous closure of ostium secundum (OS) atrial septal defect (ASD) is a well-established procedure and is today considered the treatment of choice due to its good results and low morbidity and mortality. The procedure is routinely performed through the inferior vena cava (IVC). However, this route of access is not always available due to the obstruction or congenital absence of the IVC. We will present a case of ASD closure by means of transhepatic puncture due to the impossibility of using the IVC.
Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia 09/2006; 87(2):193-6. · 0.88 Impact Factor