Scimitar syndrome in infancy is a rare condition, presenting with severe congestive heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. The presence of large systemic-pulmonary collateral arteries may play a role in the cause of heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. A 4-month-old infant underwent coil occlusion of large anomalous systemic arteries supplying the right lower pulmonary lobe. Symptoms of severe congestive heart failure and pulmonary hypertension improved dramatically with coil occlusion, and surgical correction was performed 3 months later without any complications. Coil occlusion of anomalous systemic arteries can improve symptoms of heart failure and pulmonary hypertension in infants and may bring about a good surgical result for this disease.
- Coil occlusion
- Interventional catheterization
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Scimitar syndrome
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine