Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Ann Acad Med Singapore. 1998 Jul;27(4):578-81.

Simultaneous transcatheter valvuloplasty and Amplatzer septal occlusion for pulmonary valvar stenosis and secundum atrial septal defect.

Author information

  • 1National University of Singapore, Singapore.


Transcatheter balloon valvuloplasty had been established as the treatment of choice in patients with pulmonary valvar stenosis. Non surgical closure of secundum atrial defects by various occlusive devices is currently being evaluated. We report the first successful simultaneous transvenous Mansfield balloon dilation and Amplatzer septal occlusion in a 7-year-old girl with moderately severe pulmonary valvar stenosis and secundum atrial defect in April 1997. Satisfactory reduction of pressure gradient across pulmonary valve and complete obliteration of left to right atrial shunt were achieved.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk