Stent implantation is effective treatment of vascular stenosis in young infants with congenital heart disease: acute implantation and long-term follow-up results.

@article{Stanfill2008StentII,
  title={Stent implantation is effective treatment of vascular stenosis in young infants with congenital heart disease: acute implantation and long-term follow-up results.},
  author={Robert M Stanfill and David G. Nykanen and Sandra P. Osorio and R. H. Whalen and Redmond P. Burke and Evan M. Zahn},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2008},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={831-41}
}
BACKGROUND Stents implantation in infants has been shown to be feasible, however, there are no published reports examining long-term outcomes. Concerns exist regarding creation of fixed obstructions secondary to the stent if expansion to larger diameters over time is not possible. METHODS A retrospective analysis of the earliest consecutive series of infants who underwent stent placement at our institution between October 1995 and December 1999. RESULTS Implantation of 33 stents were… CONTINUE READING