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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 148-150

Transcatheter pulmonary valvuloplasty with coronary balloon for critical pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum in a neonate

Department of Cardiology, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

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Dr. Santhosh Narayanan
Department of Cardiology, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/heartindia.heartindia_1_20

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Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum is a rare cause of cyanosis in a newborn. The prognosis and treatment of the condition depend on the pulmonary anatomy as well as the state of the right ventricle. We present a case where the patient presented with acute desaturation, and we had to do an emergency pulmonary valvotomy, using coronary wires and balloons, as a lifesaving procedure. The saturation improved on the table, and the patient could be discharged from hospital in a stable state. This particular case shows that opening an atretic pulmonary valve is a viable option and coronary wires and balloons can be used for the purpose.

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