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Radiofrequency recanalization of an occluded long segment left pulmonary artery in bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis.
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PMID:  20049954     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome who experience the Norwood surgical palliative program, development of the pulmonary artery branches is crucial. Balloon dilation and stenting may relieve potential stenosis but complete occlusion remains difficult to address with transcatheter therapy. We report the use of radiofrequency followed by balloon dilation and stenting to treat a long segment left pulmonary artery occlusion in a 15-month-old boy bidirectional Glenn. The left pulmonary artery was successfully recanalized with an excellent short-term outcome. This further enhances the interest of radiofrequency for recanalization of occluded pulmonary artery branches, as an alternative to surgical reconstruction.
Mohammad El Tahlawi; Beatrice Bonello; Alain Fraisse
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  75     ISSN:  1522-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-30     Completed Date:  2010-06-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  773-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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(c) 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Cardiologie P?diatrique, H?pital de la Timone-Enfants, 264 rue St Pierre, 13385, Marseille Cedex 05, France.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon / instrumentation
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / etiology,  physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Catheter Ablation*
Combined Modality Therapy
Constriction, Pathologic
Heart Bypass, Right / adverse effects*
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome / surgery*
Palliative Care
Pulmonary Artery / physiopathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Patency

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