a1 Department of Paediatric Cardiology, University Heart Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
a2 Department of Congenital Cardiac Surgery, University Heart Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Paclitaxel-eluting balloons are a new and innovative method in the treatment of in-stent stenosis and small vessel disease in adult cardiac pathology. The treatment of congenital pulmonary vein stenosis is difficult to manage, and results in a high mortality rate due to residual or recurrent stenosis. We report the first case of treatment for neonatal pulmonary vein restenosis with a paclitaxel-eluting balloon.
(Received November 18 2009)
(Accepted March 14 2010)
(Online publication June 02 2010)
c1 Correspondence to: G. C. Mueller, MD, Department of Paediatric Cardiology, University Heart Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistraße 52, 20246, Hamburg/Germany. Tel: +49 (0)40 7410-53718; Fax: +49 (0)40 7410-53730; E-mail: email@example.com