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Balloon dilatation of a stenosed bioprosthesis in the tricuspid valve position.
  1. C Wren,
  2. S Hunter
  1. Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne.


    Percutaneous balloon dilatation of a stenosed Ionescu-Shiley bioprosthesis in the tricuspid valve position was performed twice in a 19 year old woman. On each occasion there was a considerable improvement in symptoms and haemodynamic function but the effect lasted for only a few months. When the valve was excised it showed no evidence of the previous balloon dilatations.

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