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Transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defect: is the risk of heart block too high a price?
  1. Ian D Sullivan
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr I D Sullivan
    Cardiology Department, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London WC1N 3JH, UK; sullii{at}


The late development of heart block in paediatric patients following device closure of a perimembranous ventricular septal defect may be a cause for concern. See article on page 355.

  • VSD, ventricular septal defect

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  • Published Online First 11 October 2006

  • Competing interests: None declared.

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