Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty for the treatment of complete arterial occlusion after retrograde cardiac catheterization in infancy

Am J Cardiol. 1999 Nov 1;84(9):1124-6, A11. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(99)00518-4.


Nine patients with arterial thrombosis were treated with transcatheter recanalization and subsequent balloon dilation of the occluded vessel. Repeat angiography or duplex sonography 3 to 14 months after intervention showed completely patent arteries without restenosis in 7 patients; there was residual narrowing of the vessel in the remaining 2 patients.

MeSH terms

  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty, Balloon*
  • Cardiac Catheterization*
  • Female
  • Femoral Artery* / diagnostic imaging
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Iatrogenic Disease
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Retreatment
  • Thrombosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Thrombosis / therapy*
  • Treatment Outcome