Punch pulmonary valvectomy: another alternative to treat critical pulmonary stenosis.

@article{Milo1997PunchPV,
  title={Punch pulmonary valvectomy: another alternative to treat critical pulmonary stenosis.},
  author={Simcha Milo and Y C Bar-el and Zvi Adler and Miki Halberthal and Abraham Lorber},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={261-4}
}
For neonates with severe valvar stenosis, or valvar pulmonary atresia with an imperforate pulmonary valve, we present a simple but effective closed procedure using a specially designed valvectomy punch. Seven neonates, who were not suitable for any type of transcatheter procedure, were treated. There were two late deaths, neither directly related to the… CONTINUE READING