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Percutaneous Transluminal Balloon Valvuloplasty for Pulmonic Valve Stenosis

  • Valmir F. Fontes
  • J. Eduardo
  • M. R. Sousa
  • M. Virginia
  • D. Silva
  • Cesar A. Esteves
  • Sergio C. PontesJr.
Conference paper

Abstract

Pulmonic valve stenosis (PVS) is a common congenital heart disease characterized by anatomic fusion of valve leaflets and, consequently, sustained right ventricular pressure overload. When the systolic pressure gradient between the right ventricle (RV) and pulmonary artery (PA) reaches 50 mm Hg, the patient is a potential candidate for surgery. Recently, transluminal balloon valvuloplasty (TBV) has been introduced as an alternative therapy to surgery for patients with PVS [1–4]. In this report, we describe our initial experience with the method in 33 patients.

Keywords

Right Ventricle Pulmonic Valve Stenosis Anterior Oblique View Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization Systolic Pressure Gradient 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Valmir F. Fontes
  • J. Eduardo
  • M. R. Sousa
  • M. Virginia
  • D. Silva
  • Cesar A. Esteves
  • Sergio C. PontesJr.

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