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Advances of diagnosis and catheter intervention of pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum

XIE Jing, SUN Kun   

  1. Department of Pediatric Cardiovascular Medicine, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200092, China
  • Online:2014-05-28 Published:2014-05-30


Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PA/IVS) is a critical cyanotic congenital heart disease with high mortality in neonates and infants. Interventions must be given at early stage after birth. The survival rate and prognosis of patients with PA/IVS have been significantly improved with the development of prenatal diagnosis techniques and therapeutic techniques of medicine and surgery. This paper reviews and summarizes the progresses in diagnosis and treatment of PA/IVS to provide a reference for the clinical treatment of the disease.

Key words: pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum, congenital heart disease, prenatal diagnosis, catheter intervention