Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1983; 31(5): 323-324
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1022009
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A Simple Method for Insertion of a Left Atrial Catheter in Congenital Heart Disease

L. Levinsky, E. Deviri, G. Sahar, S. Erdman, M. J. Levy
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Beilinson Medical Center, Tel Aviv University Medical School, Israel
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Publication Date:
19 March 2008 (online)


A relatively simple and safe method is described for the insertion of a left atrial pressure line in patients undergoing operation for repair of congenital heart defects. This method has been utilized successfully in 12 patients undergoing repair of a ventricular septal defect and tetralogy of Fallot