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CHIESA, Pedro et al. Tratamientos percutáneos en cardiología pediátrica. Arch. Pediatr. Urug. [online]. 2008, vol.79, n.1, pp.38-57. ISSN 1688-1249.

Summary Nowadays we face many options regarding the percutaneous treatment of congenital heart defects and other pediatric-related conditions, whether they are for palliative or curative nature. More than fifty years ago, the first percutaneous therapy for congenital heart defects was described. Many techniques have been developed and described for specific different conditions since then. Over the time, the management of these conditions by catheterization gained more and more attention; as the notorious progress in medical bioengineering lead to the design and construction of new and increasingly well qualified devices used to treat a larger number of pathologies, with increasingly better immediate and long term results. The reference population for these techniques is divided in the group of those not receiving any treatment, the group of those who previously underwent catheter or surgical interventions and were left with residual defects or sequelae deserving further treatment, and a third group, which were those who showed new alterations requiring treatment (arrythmias, pacemakers cable extraction, endocarditis, stenosis, etc.). In the current work we will address the treatment of the different conditions that can be managed in the catheterization laboratories.


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