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Title: Interventional procedures in paediatric cardiology
Authors: DeGiovanni, Joseph V.
Keywords: Pediatric cardiology
Cardiac catheterization in children
Heart -- Surgery
Children -- Surgery
Congenital heart disease in children
Issue Date: 1992
Publisher: University of Malta. Post Graduate Medical Committee
Citation: DeGiovanni, J. V. (1992). Interventional procedures in paediatric cardiology. In P. Vassallo Agius, R. Parascandolo, & C. Vella (Eds.), Paediatric Update: October 1991 (pp. 72-81). Post Graduate Medical Committee, University of Malta & Paediatric Dept, St. Luke’s Hospital G’Mangia. Msida: University Press.
Abstract: Cardiac catheterisation is performed with increasing frequency to perform therapeutic manoeuvres. These either replace surgery or are complementary to it. The first interventional procedure in paediatrics was the creation of an atrial septal defect in a baby with transposition of the great arteries by William Rashkind in 1966. This procedure revolutionised diagnostic cardiac catheterisation and also gave the opportunity for patients with transposition of the great arteries to live sufficiently long to have a surgical operation at a later date.
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