Heart Hole of Pediatric Patients is Closed at AHSU Hospital Without Surgery

Our five pediatric patients who were treated at AFSU Hospital (Health Application and Research Center) were discharged by closing the holes in their hearts with catheter-angio method.

Holes in the hearts of five patients with congenital heart disease who are between the ages of 5 and 15, treated in the Pediatric Cardiology Department Outpatient Clinic were successfully closed without the need for surgery.

Associate Proffesor Dr. Ayhan Pektaş who provided information about the procedure performed in the Catheter-Angiography Laboratory, said that atrial secundum defect type heart holes are one of the most common heart diseases in children.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pektaş who stated that these holes can be successfully closed using special devices with an average of one hour process, noted that after this non-operative and inguinal angio method, patients were able to stand up on the same day and were discharged a few days later.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pektaş who drew attention to the fact that this method is preferred because it is without incision and stitches, without surgical scar and the patient can recover in a short time and return to his daily life, said that this procedure, which is applied in many centers abroad and in our country, is successfully performed in AFSU Hospital and no fees are requested from the patients.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pektaş who expressed that their countrymen, who had to go to metropolitan cities for that procedure, are now very happy to benefit from that method, which is routinely applied at AFSU Hospital, said: “If children with heart holes are not treated, they will experience problems such as heart enlargement, rhythm disturbances, pulmonary tension, growth retardation and frequent infections. In children with this type of disorder, symptoms such as weakness, sometimes developmental delay and murmur can be seen. When families see such symptoms in their children, they should definitely consult a pediatric heart disease specialist.”

Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 March 2021