Robot-Assisted Partial Atrioventricular Canal Defect Repair and Cryo-Maze Procedure

Kaushik Mandal, Aseem R. Srivastava, L. Wiley Nifong, W. Randolph Chitwood

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Atrial septal defect is one of the most common congenital heart anomalies in adults. Patients with partial atrioventricular canal defects, previously known as ostium primum atrial septal defect, usually present at an early age, and only a few reach adulthood without surgical correction. Herein, we describe a young woman who presented with an ostium primum defect and severe symptomatic mitral and tricuspid regurgitation with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. A complex repair was successfully done through a left atrial approach using robot-assistance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)756-758
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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