Article Text

other Versions

PDF
Radiofrequency perforation- the optimum treatment for pulmonary atresia?
  1. Thomas Krasemann (thomas.krasemann{at}gstt.nhs.uk)
  1. Evelina Children's Hospital, St Thomas Hospital, United Kingdom

    Abstract

    Pulmonary atresia with or without a ventricular septal defect is a rare congenital heart disease. The incidence estimated from three large registries and more than four Million neonates is between 0.22 and 0.94 per 10000 life births.1 This condition in its natural course is lethal once the arterial duct closes after birth.2 Even though the condition is rare, it presents with a remarkable morphologic heterogeneity.3 4 Thus, a uniform management strategy cannot be applied to all patients.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

    Linked Articles