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Laser-assisted tricuspid valve balloon dilation for acquired tricuspid valve atresia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1396843     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acquired pulmonary valve atresia is a well-recognized but uncommon complication of surgical systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunts in patients with tetralogy of Fallot. Acquired atresia of the tricuspid valve, however, has not been reported previously. This complication developed in a 3-year-old girl, with pulmonary atresia and an intact ventricular septum, after a Blalock-Taussig shunt and right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction. Percutaneous transcatheter laser-assisted balloon dilation re-established antegrade flow across the tricuspid valve.
E Rosenthal; A P Kakadekkar; S A Qureshi; M Tynan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European heart journal     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0195-668X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-11-18     Completed Date:  1992-11-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006263     Medline TA:  Eur Heart J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1296-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Guy's Hospital, London, U.K.
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MeSH Terms
Balloon Dilatation / instrumentation*
Child, Preschool
Heart Defects, Congenital / radiography,  surgery*
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / radiography,  surgery
Heart Ventricles / abnormalities,  radiography,  surgery
Laser Therapy / instrumentation*
Postoperative Complications / radiography,  surgery*
Pulmonary Valve / abnormalities,  radiography,  surgery
Tricuspid Valve Stenosis / radiography,  surgery*

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