Balloon aortic valvuloplasty in a 1,600-gram infant

Thomas E. Fagan, Frank Ing, R. Erik Edens, Christopher A. Caldarone, Thomas D. Scholz

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We present a 1,600 g infant who underwent successful balloon aortic valvuloplasty from the right carotid artery approach. A simple technique to facilitate access to the left ventricle and expedite the procedure is described. Issues unique to performing balloon aortic valvuloplasty on such a small child are discussed. (C) 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)322-325
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 18 2000


  • Aortic valve stenosis
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Carotid artery cannulation
  • Carotid artery repair
  • Premature infant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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