The Eurasian Journal of Medicine
Letter to the Editor

Percutaneous Muscular Ventricular Septal Defect Closure with 2D Transthoracic Echocardiography: Can We Sufficiently Visualize It?

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Department of Cardiology, İstanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul Turkey

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Department of Cardiology, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX ABD

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Department of Cardiology, Premier Heart and Vascular Group, Tampa, FL, USA

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Department of Cardiology, Bahçeşehir University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Cardiology, Medical Park Hospital, Antalya, Turkey

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Department of Cardiology, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, TX, USA

Eurasian J Med 2021; 53: 144-147
DOI: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2021.20131
Read: 60 Downloads: 28 Published: 28 May 2021

Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is one of the most common congenital heart diseases worldwide today. Although the majority close spontaneously, transcatheter VSD closure is a common option for symptomatic patients with suitable anatomy in adult age. Although transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and intracardiac echocardiography are the most common imaging modalities for the procedure, in patients with poor TEE images, Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) can be used as a reliable alternative. Here we present an adult patient with pulmonary hypertension associated with a muscular VSD which was closed percutaneously using 2-dimensional TTE because of poor TEE images.

Cite this article as: Mutlu D, Marmagkiolis K, Iliescu CA, Ateş I, Cilingiroglu M. Percutaneous Muscular Ventricular Septal Defect Closure with 2D Transthoracic Echocardiography: Can We Sufficiently Visualize It? Eurasian J Med 2021; 53(2): 144-7.

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