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Percutaneous Transcatheter Device Closure of an Isolated Congenital LV Diverticulum: First Case Report

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A congenital left ventricular diverticulum is a rare cardiac malformation. It is a developmental anomaly that occurs during embryogenesis. Presentations vary from asymptomatic patients to sudden death. To date, the treatment described has been surgical correction. The authors report the first transcatheter closure of an isolated congenital left ventricular diverticulum in a 12-year-old symptomatic girl.

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Movie 1 Transesophageal echocardiographic recording showing dimensions of the diverticulum. (WMV 1255 kb)

Movie 2 Transesophageal echocardiographic recording showing the location of the diverticulum and the flow across it in color Doppler. (WMV 1594 kb)

Movie 3 Lateral view of the left ventricular angiogram showing the contractile left the ventricular diverticulum with a narrow neck. (WMV 293 kb)

Movie 4 Left ventricular angiogram performed after 2 days confirming the appropriate positioning of the devices with no residual flow. (WMV 567 kb)

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Jain, S., Mahajan, R. & Rohit, M.K. Percutaneous Transcatheter Device Closure of an Isolated Congenital LV Diverticulum: First Case Report. Pediatr Cardiol 32, 1219–1222 (2011).

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