Revista Colombiana de Cardiología
versão impressa ISSN 0120-5633
SUAREZ N, Alberto et al. Adult congenital cardiopathy: percutaneous treatment of a complex case. Rev. Col. Cardiol. [online]. 2008, vol.15, n.1, pp. 18-22. ISSN 0120-5633.
Adult congenital cardiopathy is a clinical entity difficult to treat and diagnose. Since 1982 endovascular therapy changed its approach radically (1) and in the last years the design of new appliances and better balloon catheters facilitated the implementation of therapy to a greater number of patients (2). It is the election treatment for entities such as pulmonary valve stenosis (3), atrial septal defect (4) and persistent ductus arteriosus. We present the case of complex adult congenital cardiopathy that consisted of wide atrial septal defect, pulmonary valve stenosis with severe repercussion on the right ventricle, persistent PDA with severe calcification and pulmonary arterial hypertension and systemic essential arterial hypertension that were successfully treated through interventionist endovascular therapy in the Hospital Militar Central, in Bogota.
Palavras-chave : congenital heart disease; ductus arteriosus; atrial septal defect; pulmonary stenosis.