Percutaneous Treatment of Congenital Heart Defects in the Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome

Alejandro Ernesto Contreras, Ana Masciarelli, Analia Bontempo, Anibal Gentiletti, Alejandro Peirone


The Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by distinctivefacial features, abnormalities in hands and feet, microcephaly and mentalretardation. Approximately 30% of subjects with this syndrome have associatedcongenital heart defects.This presentation describes two cases of patients with Rubinstein-Taybi syndromeassociated with congenital heart defects: a 25-year-old patient with juxtaductalnative aortic coarctation and an 11-month old infant with a large patent ductusarteriosus. Both patients underwent successful percutaneous intervention, withfavorable long-term outcome.


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