Percutaneous balloon pulmonic valvuloplasty following treated endocarditis in a patient with congenital pulmonary valve stenosis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 36-year-old woman with congenital pulmonary valve stenosis developed the rare complication of endocarditis of the valve. After successful sterilization of the valve, the patient underwent percutaneous balloon pulmonic valvuloplasty at a later date. The procedure successfully reduced the peak pulmonary valve gradient from 94 to 45 mm Hg. Percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty is the procedure of choice for treatment of congenital pulmonary valvular stenosis, even in the unusual patient who has healed endocarditis of the pulmonary valve.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Coberly, LA; Harrison, JK; Bashore, TM

Published Date

  • December 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 245 - 247

PubMed ID

  • 2276195

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0098-6569

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ccd.1810210407


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States