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Percutaneous transcatheter myectomy of subvalvar pulmonary stenosis in tetralogy of Fallot: a new palliative technique with an atherectomy catheter.
  1. S A Qureshi,
  2. J M Parsons,
  3. M Tynan
  1. Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Guy's Hospital, London.


    A male infant with tetralogy of Fallot was given a modified left Blalock-Taussig shunt at 11 days of age because of duct dependence. Twenty months later, because of increasing cyanosis and polycythaemia, he was given palliative treatment with balloon dilatation of the right ventricular outflow tract. Seven months later a right ventricular angiogram showed further progression of the infundibular stenosis with poor anterograde opacification of the pulmonary arteries. He underwent percutaneous transcatheter myectomy of the infundibulum with an atherectomy catheter. One month later he was well and less cyanosed.

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