Make balloon dilatation an approved procedure for recurrent coarctation in children.

@article{Waldman1991MakeBD,
  title={Make balloon dilatation an approved procedure for recurrent coarctation in children.},
  author={J. Deane Waldman},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1991},
  volume={84 3},
  pages={1440-1}
}
T he most obvious and yet fundamental difference between children and adults is that children experience growth. This mandates follow-up studies in pediatric patients to determine when or if an intervention originally judged successful becomes inadequate because of patient growth. Only in follow-up can one judge whether procedures such as balloon dilatation… CONTINUE READING