Complete heart block after balloon dilatation for congenital pulmonary stenosis

Br Heart J. 1988 Mar;59(3):384-6. doi: 10.1136/hrt.59.3.384.


Permanent complete heart block developed in a five year old child during balloon dilatation for pulmonary valve stenosis. Damage to the atrioventricular node by pressure from the inflated balloon may have caused the conduction defect.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Catheterization / adverse effects*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Electrocardiography
  • Female
  • Heart Block / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis / congenital
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis / therapy*