ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Transcatheter closure of an aortico-left ventricular tunnel using Amplatzer® Vascular Plug II
İlker Kemal Yücel, Şevket Ballı, Ahmet Çelebi
Department of Pediatric Cardiolgy, Dr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2016.13041
An aortico-left ventricular tunnel results from abnormal communication between the ascending aorta and the left ventricle, bypassing the aortic valve and causing unrestricted diastolic run-off to the left ventricle. The standard approach involves surgically closing the tunnel immediately following diagnosis, even in asymptomatic patients. Although a few reports exist regarding closure of the aortico-left ventricular tunnel with device, to our knowledge, this is the first article to report on the successful closure of aortico-left ventricular tunnel using an Amplatzer® Vascular Plug II.
Keywords : Aortico-left ventricular tunnel; transcatheter closure; vascular plaque
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