Percutaneous balloon dilatation of stenotic truncal valve in a newborn

Luigi Ballerini, Alberta Cifarelli, Duccio Di Carlo

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We describe the use of percutaneous balloon angioplasty of a stenotic truncal valve in a newborn with a common arterial trunk. A 12 mm balloon catheter was chosen, this representing 80% of the diameter of the ventriculo-truncal junction. The peak systolic gradient dropped from 45 to 15 mm Hg. The procedure can avoid, or certainly delay, surgical treatment of the stenotic truncal valve.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-272
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1989


  • Common arterial trunk
  • Interventional catheterization
  • Percutaneous balloon dilatation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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