Is Transoesophageal Echocardiography Necessary for the Percutaneous Management of Lutembacher Syndrome: A Case Report OD08-OD09
Dr. Vamsi Krishna kamana,
Fellow, Department of Cardiology, KMC, Manipal, Udupi- 576104, Karnataka, India.
Lutembacher syndrome is defined as a combination of congenital Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) with an acquired Mitral Stenosis (MS). There are various challenges involved in the percutaneous management of Lutembacher syndrome. Here, we present a case that had a very small Left Atrium (LA) and Left Ventricle (LV) cavities with an anteriorly placed ASD. We used Transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to take a separate interatrial septal puncture and complete the Balloon Mitral Valvotomy (BMV) procedure. Finally both the defects in interatrial septum were closed with the help of a large device.