Interventional strategies in the management of peripheral pulmonary artery stenosis

J Interv Cardiol. 2003 Apr;16(2):171-88. doi: 10.1046/j.1540-8183.2003.08031.x.


Peripheral pulmonary artery stenosis challenges therapeutic algorithms for the management of congenital heart malformations. Surgical repair of the proximal pulmonary artery lesion remains with a high recurrence rate while the distal lesions are difficult to access. With the development of transcatheter interventional strategies in the early 1980s, a number of transcatheter treatment options became available. In this review, we summarize the current state of the art for interventional strategies in the management of peripheral pulmonary artery stenosis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Alagille Syndrome / therapy
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary* / economics
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Constriction, Pathologic
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / complications
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / therapy
  • Humans
  • Pulmonary Artery / pathology*
  • Recurrence
  • Stents* / economics
  • Treatment Outcome