[Percutaneous transluminal balloon valvuloplasty in the treatment of congenital valvular pulmonary stenoses in childhood].

Abstract

Five children aged 2 to 6 years with isolated pulmonary valve stenosis underwent treatment by percutaneous transluminal balloon valvuloplasty. A peak systolic gradient between right ventricle and pulmonary artery (delta RV/PA) was reduced from 60.4 +/- 18.7 mm Hg to 21.7 +/- 12.6 mm Hg and the right ventricular pressure fell from 76.2 +/- 20.7 mm Hg to 43.0 +/- 16.4 mm Hg. There were no complications. Percutaneous transluminal balloon valvuloplasty is a safe method to treat isolated pulmonary valve stenosis. It benefits many patients over a long term period and may provide definitive treatment in some patients.

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@article{Beitzke1987PercutaneousTB, title={[Percutaneous transluminal balloon valvuloplasty in the treatment of congenital valvular pulmonary stenoses in childhood].}, author={Albrecht Beitzke and Johannes Lammer and Christa Suppan and Kurt Hudabiunigg and J-I. Stein}, journal={Wiener klinische Wochenschrift}, year={1987}, volume={99 3}, pages={79-84} }