Balloon dilatation of critically obstructed modified (polytetrafluoroethylene) Blalock-Taussig shunts

Maurizio Marasini, Pietro Dalmonte, Giacomo Pongiglione, Giancarlo Dolcini, Marcella Bosoni, Dionigi Ribaldone, Salvatore Caponnetto

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Balloon dilatation is increasingly used to treat a wide range of congenital and acquired vascular stenoses in infancy and childhood.1-4 However, to our knowledge, there has been only 1 published report of a successful dilatation of a stenosed modified (polytetrafluoroethylene) Blalock-Taussig shunt.5 In our report, we have reviewed the technique used and the results obtained in 8 patients with critically stenosed or completely occluded graft.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-407
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Feb 15 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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