Umbilical Vessel Cardiac Catheterization and Angiocardiography
Cardiac catheterization and angiocardiography through the umbilical artery and vein were performed in the first 10 days of life on 50 infants with serious congenital heart lesions. This procedure has been diagnostically effective and presents minimal risk to the critically ill newborn. The methods, effectiveness, advantages, limitations, and complications of this procedure are discussed.
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