Stent implantation for aortic coarctation complicating the Norwood operation in a 48-day-old baby

Citation
H. Tomita et al., Stent implantation for aortic coarctation complicating the Norwood operation in a 48-day-old baby, CATHET C IN, 54(2), 2001, pp. 239-241
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems
Journal title
CATHETERIZATION AND CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS
ISSN journal
1522-1946 → ACNP
Volume
54
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
239 - 241
Database
ISI
SICI code
1522-1946(200110)54:2<239:SIFACC>2.0.ZU;2-B
Abstract
A female infant developed severe aortic coarctation 42 days after a Norwood operation. Balloon dilatation was ineffective due to rapid recoil of the n arrowing, but stent implantation completely abolished coarctation. Although the patient died because of low systemic output with high pulmonary flow 6 2 days after stent implantation, an autopsy showed that the implanted stent was widely patent without any restenosis. Transcatheter stent implantation should be considered for coarctation in selected situations even in early infancy. (C) 2001 Wiley-Liss, Inc.