"I see the light!" trans-carotid balloon valvuloplasty in neonates and small infants utilizing continuous trans-esophageal echo guidance

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Nov;86(5):828. doi: 10.1002/ccd.26249.


Continuous echo guidance may add to the safety of neonatal aortic balloon valvuloplasty Trans-carotid access is an alternative route to aortic balloon valvuloplasty in neonates Proof of preferred procedure (surgical or catheter based), procedure setting, and access site remains elusive as the disease is infrequent and single center experience remains small.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Aortic Valve Stenosis / surgery*
  • Balloon Valvuloplasty*
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Catheterization
  • Catheters
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Treatment Outcome