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Balloon Valvuloplasty Using a New Low-Profile Balloon Catheter: Initial Clinical Experience

By Kazuto Fujimoto, MD; Takanari Fujii, MD; Hideshi Tomita, MD; Hisashi Sugiyama, MD


The requirement for larger introducing sheaths can be a limiting factor for percutaneous catheter interventions in newborns and small infants. The TMP-PED balloon catheter (Tokai Medical Products, Aichi, Japan) is a novel catheter specially designed for balloon dilatation of stenotic valves, blood vessels, as well as restrictive atrial communications in neonates and small infants. We report our experience with this catheter and a small introducing sheath in small infants.

To read the full article, please go to the October 2016 Issue of CCT, where it was originally published.

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