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Diagnostic cardiac catheterization in a modified cardiac catheterization laboratory: The LASUTH experience

Alaba Busola Oladimeji1 Oluwaseye Michael Oladimeji2 Adeola Olubunmi Ajibare2,3* Oluwafemi Tunde Ojo2 Ramon Kolade Moronkola3 Ayo Raheem2 Abdulazeez Olanrewaju2 Damilare Adewale Olusanya2 Onomen Oluwaseyi Ehizojie2 Oluwaseyi Ajimotokan2 Abdulrahman Idris2 Adenike Olufunke Akalakini2 Moriam Omolola Lamina1 Oluwaseun Oyeyemi Okunuga2 Alaba Philips Adebola2,3 Folashade Adeola Daniel2,3 Oluwarotimi Ireti Akinola4,5 Adetokunbo Olusegun Fabamwo4,5
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1 Department of Paediatrics, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
2 Department of Medicine, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
3 Department of Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
4 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
5 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Global Translational Medicine 2023, 2(2), 249
Submitted: 7 November 2022 | Accepted: 26 April 2023 | Published: 11 May 2023
© 2023 by the Author(s). This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License ( )

Cardiac catheterization is useful in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired cardiac diseases. However, it is rarely done in Nigeria because of the limited cardiac catheterization laboratories in the country. Transforming the existing operating theaters to modified catheterization laboratories may bridge the gap of limited cardiac catheterization. This study reviewed the procedures, outcomes, and challenges of a modified catheterization laboratory in Nigeria. A retrospective review of all diagnostic cardiac catheterizations at the modified catheterization laboratory of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) between January and May 2022 was performed. A total of 8 adult and 4 pediatric patients had cardiac catheterization, and the mean age was 23.7 ± 16.9 (range: 2 – 52) years. The most common lesion was the ventricular septal defect. Complex congenital heart disease was seen in 16% of subjects, whereas pulmonary hypertension was found in 83% (10). The most common complication was transient bradycardia. Good surgical outcome was recorded in the patients who subsequently had corrective surgeries. A modified catheterization laboratory may be a suitable alternative to the standard catheterization laboratory in low-resourced countries.

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