Pop goes the PA! and the aorta! iatrogenic aortopulmonary connections

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Sep;86(3):453. doi: 10.1002/ccd.26123.


Iatrogenic aortopulmonary connections may occur after pulmonary artery angioplasty, stent or trans-catheter pulmonary valve implantation Patients with Ross autograft or arterial switch procedure may be at particular risk for this complication Timely diagnosis is facilitated by post-intervention aortic angiogram.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Aorta / injuries*
  • Cardiac Catheterization / adverse effects*
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Pulmonary Artery / injuries*