Percutaneous transluminal balloon valvuloplasty for pulmonary valve stenosis

J. S. Kan, R. I. White, S. E. Mitchell, J. H. Anderson, T. J. Gardner

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Transluminal balloon valvuloplasty was used to treat congenital pulmonary valve stenosis in 20 patients. Follow-up cardiac catheterization was performed in 11 patients at intervals of from 2 to 12 months after the procedure. Peak systolic pressure gradient across the pulmonic valve decreased from 68 ± 27 to 23 ± 5 mm Hg (p<.001) after valvuloplasty. There were no complications. Follow-up catheterization demonstrated persistent relief of right ventricular hypertension in the patients with typical pulmonary valve stenosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)554-560
Number of pages7
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)


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