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A 9-year-old boy was found to have ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (RSVA) and aortic coarctation. Following relief of aortic coarctation by balloon angioplasty, transcatheter coil occlusion of the RSVA was performed successfully under transesophageal echocardiographic and fluoroscopic monitoring; bioptome-assisted delivery of 0.052" Gianturco coil was(More)
A 4-month-old infant with cyanosis but without other abnormal cardiac findings is presented in whom the diagnosis of anomalous systemic venous connection to the left atrium was made by contrast echocardiography. The diagnosis was later confirmed by cardiac catheterisation and selective cineangiography. When saline was injected into a vein on the dorsum of(More)
Many devices have been developed for transcatheter occlusion of PDA. Bulkiness of the device, complexity of the procedure, and significant residual complications make the majority of the devices unsuitable for routine clinical use. Although no randomized comparative clinical trials exist, on the basis of published literature and my personal experience, coil(More)
Six infants underwent angiography of the aortic root and the descending aorta with balloon inflation during diagnostic cardiac catheterisation and angiography. In these infants with large proximal left to right shunts, descending aortography with balloon inflation resulted in better opacification of the persistent ductus arteriosus than aortic root(More)
Twenty two children (age range 4 months-20 years) with pulmonary valve stenosis and ten children (age range 1 month-11 years) with coarctation of the aorta underwent balloon dilatation in the 29 month period between October 1983 and February 1986. Number 5-9 French catheters with 5-20 mm balloons were used according to the size of the angiographically(More)
  • P S Rao
  • 1987
This article studies the relationship between the size of the balloon used for balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty (BPV) and the degree of relief of pulmonary stenosis. Twenty-six BPVs in 22 patients were divided into two groups: (A) those in which the balloon/pulmonary annulus ratio was 1.0 or less and (B) those in which the ratio was more than 1.0. In group A(More)