International Heart Journal
Online ISSN : 1349-3299
Print ISSN : 1349-2365
ISSN-L : 1349-2365
Case Reports
Percutaneous Atrial Septal Defect Closure in Adult Ebstein's Anomaly with Exertional Hypoxemia
Kensuke OkaMitsuru SekiKoichi KataokaTomoyuki SatoYasushi ImaiTakanori Yamagata
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2020 Volume 61 Issue 3 Pages 620-623


In Ebstein's anomaly, percutaneous atrial septal defect (ASD) closure for the treatment of hypoxemia due to a right-to-left interatrial shunt remains controversial. We report the case of a 40-year-old woman with Ebstein's anomaly who developed cyanosis and shortness of breath on exercise. Her symptoms improved after percutaneous ASD closure and her clinical course has been good during follow-up. The balloon ASD occlusion test, combined with dobutamine stimulation before the procedure, is useful to confirm treatment indication. A prior electrophysiological evaluation is also important because Ebstein's anomaly is often complicated by atrioventricular recurrent tachycardia.

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