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Balloon valvuloplasty for neonatal critical pulmonary valvar stenosis with IVC interruption: pitfalls of the transumbilical approach.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20191053     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Transcatheter balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty (BPV) is considered to be the treatment of choice for neonates with critical pulmonary valvar stenosis (PVS) or pulmonary valvar atresia with intact ventricular septum accompanied by reasonable right ventricular volume. The percutaneous femoral venous access is the most preferred route for BPV in most cardiac centers. We report herein the case of a newborn baby with critical PVS with inferior vena cava interruption, severe tricuspid regurgitation and a severely enlarged right atrium. We tried BPV through the transumbilical approach with difficulty, but he was successfully treated with the assistance of a coronary artery guiding catheter.
Gi-Beom Kim; Eun-Jung Bae; Chung-Il Noh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-02-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Korean medical science     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1598-6357     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Korean Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-01     Completed Date:  2010-05-18     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703518     Medline TA:  J Korean Med Sci     Country:  Korea (South)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  485-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Children's Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization / methods*
Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / surgery*
Pulmonary Atresia / surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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