Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 239–245 | Cite as

Transseptal left heart catheterization: Experience with a new technique in 520 pediatric and adult patients

  • Charles E. Mullins
Technical Notes


A new technique for transseptal left heart catheterization utilizing the Transseptal Introducer Set® in 520 patients is described in detail. The age range of these patients was 3 months to 40 years with 30% of the patients less than 2 years old and 28% less than 10 kilograms in weight. The safety and advantages of the technique are emphasized. The introducer set and new technique make transseptal left heart catheterization a safe, versatile, and dependable approach to all areas of the left heart, particularly in infants and children with complex congenital heart lesions.

Key words

Transseptal left heart catheterization Transseptal Introducer Set® 


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© Springer-Verlag 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles E. Mullins
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The Lillie Frank Abercrombie Section of Cardiology, Department of PediatricsBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Texas Children's HospitalHoustonUSA

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