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Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2003 Sep;60(1):79-81.

Radiofrequency perforation in the treatment of acquired left pulmonary artery atresia following repair of tetralogy of Fallot.

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  • 1Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 63110, USA.


Acquired pulmonary artery discontinuity can complicate operative repair of certain congenital heart defects. We describe successful recanalization of acquired left pulmonary artery atresia using radiofrequency energy in a 14-month-old child who had previously undergone repair of tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia.

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