A Case of Neonatal Heart Failure Caused by Left Ventricular Diverticulum: Successful ECMO Support Application

Authors

  • Ugur Gocen Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Cukurova, Adana
  • Atakan Atalay Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Cukurova, Adana
  • Orhan Kemal Salih Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Cukurova, Adana

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1530

Abstract

Congenital left ventricular diverticulum is a rare cardiac anomaly. During the newborn period, symptomatic patients are diagnosed with heart failure findings. We present a 23-day-old male newborn with congenital left ventricular diverticulum diagnosed during fetal echocardiographic examination. After the birth, the patient had heart failure symptoms and his echocardiographic examination showed low cardiac ejection fraction. Diverticulum was operated with endoventricular circular patch plasty (DOR) technique, and after, cardiopulmonary bypass venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support was performed because of low cardiac output syndrome. On postoperative day 17, he was discharged with no problem.

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Published

2016-08-23

How to Cite

Gocen, U., Atalay, A., & Salih, O. K. (2016). A Case of Neonatal Heart Failure Caused by Left Ventricular Diverticulum: Successful ECMO Support Application. The Heart Surgery Forum, 19(4), E189-E191. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1530

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