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Operative balloon dilatation for pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum.
  1. J R Hamilton,
  2. S F Fonseka,
  3. N Wilson,
  4. D F Dickinson,
  5. D R Walker
  1. Regional Paediatric Cardiothoracic Unit, Killingbeck Hospital, Leeds.


    In six infants with pulmonary atresia and intact ventricular septum operative balloon dilatation was used to achieve continuity between the right ventricle and the main pulmonary artery as the initial procedure. Two of the six subsequently needed an aortico pulmonary shunt. All six are alive and well.

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