Successful transcatheter perforation of the atretic pulmonary valve membrane in a newborn using the new coe radiofrequency end hole catheter

John P. Cheatham, James Y. Coe, John Dale Kugler, Scott E. Fletcher, Allen J. Tower

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The new 2 French Coe radiofrequency (RF) end hole catheter was first used to successfully perforate the atretic pulmonary valve membrane using an antegrade approach in a newborn with intact ventricular septum (IVS). Nine watts of energy for 8 sec was required with simultaneous delivery of a 0.014 in. coronary guidewire coaxially through the end hole RF catheter for balloon valvuloplasty. This new ringed-tip end hole RF catheter offers considerable advantages to the pediatric interventionalist in the transcatheter therapy in neonates with pulmonary atresia (PA) and IVS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-166
Number of pages5
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 1998



  • Pulmonary atresia
  • Radiofrequency catheter
  • Transcatheter perforation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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