Balloon dilatation of the pulmonary valve in the first year of life in patients with tetralogy of Fallot: a preliminary study.

@article{Qureshi1988BalloonDO,
  title={Balloon dilatation of the pulmonary valve in the first year of life in patients with tetralogy of Fallot: a preliminary study.},
  author={Shakeel A. Qureshi and Christian Kirk and Robert K. Lamb and Robert Arnold and James L. Wilkinson},
  journal={British heart journal},
  year={1988},
  volume={60 3},
  pages={232-5}
}
Fifteen infants with tetralogy of Fallot, who would otherwise have required a palliative operation, underwent balloon dilatation of the right ventricular outflow tract. The mean period of palliation was 8.5 months (range 0-26 months). The procedure was performed without serious complications on 88% of occasions. This preliminary study suggests that balloon dilatation may be useful in the management of tetralogy of Fallot.