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Use of an angioplasty wire to perforate the interatrial septum for a difficult transseptal puncture


, : Use of an angioplasty wire to perforate the interatrial septum for a difficult transseptal puncture. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology 33(2): 243-245

With the expansion in catheter-based treatments for atrial fibrillation the number of transseptal punctures being performed by cardiac electrophysiologists has increased significantly. Although in general transseptal puncture is successful, in a small percentage of cases it cannot be achieved due to complex intraatrial anatomy. We report the case of a difficult transseptal puncture (TSP), performed where the conventional approach using a Brockenbrough needle sheath was unable to perforate the septum. TSP was only achieved using a novel technique assisted by an angioplasty wire.

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PMID: 19821942

DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2009.02572.x


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