Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Rotational ablation assisted angioplasty of an obstructed aortopulmonary collateral artery


A 15 month old baby girl with pulmonary atresia, ventricular septal defect, and multiple aortopulmonary collateral arteries underwent rotational ablation assisted balloon angioplasty of a severely stenosed collateral artery that had previously proved undilatable using a high pressure non-compliant balloon angioplasty catheter. It is postulated that the rotablation debulked a fibrotic stricture within the artery to facilitate effective balloon dilatation. Rotational ablation assisted angioplasty may have a role to play in congenital stenotic lesions that are “undilatable”.

  • rotational ablation
  • children
  • pulmonary atresia
  • congenital heart disease

Statistics from

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.