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Percutaneous Perventricular Device Closure of Ventricular Septal Defect: From Incision to Pinhole
Sixteen patients underwent percutaneous placement of a VSD closure device for management of subarterial VSD with puncture through the chest wall and infundibulum of the RV. Fifteen were successful, and 1 patient required conversion to mini-thoracotomy for pericardial effusion and tamponade. Mean LOS was 3.5 days. No deaths, arrhythmias, valve injury, or residual shunting occurred up to 1 year follow-up.