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Successful balloon dilatation of ascending vein stenosis in obstructed supracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous connection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7527911     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A newborn infant presenting with severe hypoxia and pulmonary edema was found to have supracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC). There was a severe localized stenosis (gradient > 30 mmHg) of the vein ascending from the pulmonary venous confluence. Balloon dilatation of the stenosis provided immediate and effective relief of the obstruction (gradient 4 mmHg) until surgery was performed. In sick neonates with discretely obstructed anomalous pulmonary venous connection, short-term hemodynamic stability may be achieved by balloon angioplasty of the site of obstruction.
F A Bu'Lock; S C Jordan; R P Martin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0172-0643     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:    1994 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-01-13     Completed Date:  1995-01-13     Revised Date:  2008-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  78-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Bristol Royal Hospital for Sick Children, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Balloon Dilatation / adverse effects,  methods*
Constriction, Pathologic / therapy
Fatal Outcome
Heart Defects, Congenital / physiopathology,  therapy*
Infant, Newborn
Palliative Care
Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities*,  pathology,  radiography

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