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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine