Case Report - Journal of Invasive and Non-Invasive Cardiology (2018) Volume 1, Issue 1
Recanalization of the left pulmonary artery with radio-frequency perforation and stent angioplasty after failed intraoperative stent implant.
Patients with pulmonary atresia with a ventricular septal defect are often palliated with a right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit. Pulmonary artery interventions can result in the development of stenosis, and less commonly, atresia. We describe a novel case where an 11-month-old infant male with pulmonary atresia, ventricular septal defect, and bilateral branch pulmonary artery stenosis developed discontinuity of the left pulmonary artery, and was successfully recanalized with radiofrequency perforation and stent angioplasty, after a failed attempt at an intraoperative stent implantation.Author(s): Sebastian Prida, Matthew D. Brown, John P. Breinholt