Balloon occlusion of the carotid artery for the angiographic visualization of Blalock-Taussig shunts and pulmonary arteries

B. Marino, S. Giannico, L. Pasquini, A. Corno, S. Picardo

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We describe the use of a balloon catheter to occlude the right or left carotid artery as a way of directing contrast material to the pulmonary arteries. This procedure was carried out in the postoperative study of 14 children who had undergone a Blalock-Taussig shunt. The method was reliable, and the angiograms provided excellent visualization of the pulmonary arteries using only small volumes of contrast material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-269
Number of pages3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1988


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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