Journal of Structural Heart Disease, August 2017, Volume 3, Issue 4:107-110
Direct Left Atrial Pressure Measurement with Pressure Sensing Wires in Complex Univentricular Heart Disease
Children’s Heart Centre, British Columbia Children’s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
In congenital heart disease, pressure-sensing wires provide an alternative method of obtaining important hemodynamic information when it cannot be obtained with traditional fluid-filled catheters. Here, we illustrate how pressure-sensing wires are vital for patients with univentricular heart physiology and an atrial stent in situ to prove candidacy for bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis.
Cite this article as: McGovern E, Hosking MC, Harris KC. Direct Left Atrial Pressure Measurement with Pressure Sensing Wires in Complex Univentricular Heart Disease. Structural Heart Disease 2017;3(4):107-110. DOI: 10.12945/j.jshd.2017.004.17
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