Cardiology in the Young

Original Article

Cardiac catheterisation of patients with common arterial trunk and transposition of the great arteries  *

Gary E. Stapletona1 c1, Ivan Wilmota1 and Elsa J. Suha2

a1 Divison of Pediatric Cardiology, All Children's Hospital, Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States of America

a2 The Congenital Heart Institute of Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Abstract

Cardiac catheterisation continues to play an important role in the long-term management of patients with common arterial trunk and transposition of the great arteries. Although non-invasive imaging has largely eliminated the need for diagnostic catheterisation in newborns with these congenital cardiac lesions, cardiac catheterisation is an important tool for the diagnosis of a variety of problems encountered after surgical intervention, and allows interventions to be performed when feasible. We review the indications for cardiac catheterisation and describe the specifics for various interventional procedures for these patients in this manuscript.

Keywords

  • Cardiac catheterisation;
  • truncus arteriosus;
  • transposition of the great arteries

Correspondence:

c1 Correspondence to: Dr G. E. Stapleton, MD, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, All Children's Hospital, Outpatient Care Center, 2nd Floor, 601, 5th Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701, United States of America. Tel: +1 727 767 3333; Fax: +1 727 767 8990; E-mail: gary.stapleton@allkids.org

Footnotes

*  Presented at: 12th Annual International Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease, February 17–21, 2012, All Children's Hospital, Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States of America.