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Revista Cubana de Pediatría

Print version ISSN 0034-7531On-line version ISSN 1561-3119


OZORES SUAREZ, Francisco Javier; RAMIRO NOVOA, Juan Carlos  and  DIAZ RAMIREZ, Francisco. Interventionist treatment with stents in newborns with complex congenital heart disease. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2020, vol.92, n.3, e752.  Epub Sep 01, 2020. ISSN 0034-7531.


The paliative placing of stents by cardiac catetherism in new borns with specific congenital hearts diseases is a bridge through a new kind of corrective, paliative surgery or heart transplant.


To evaluate the result of the percutaneous implant of stents in newborn patients with complex congenital heart diseases.

Cases presentation:

There were placed stents in 5 patients, to one of them in the aorta and to the other four in the ductus arteriosus. The first patient with hypoplasia of the left cavities in which low output predominated had an stent placing in the ductus and he was immediately taken to OR to perform a pulmonary cerclage. Another patients with the same disease but with predominance of pulmonary hyperflow was intervened in the inverse way; there were 47 days between both procedures. A third patient, carrier of aortic coarctation, had an stent placing in the aorta and he also had pulmonary cerclage 14 days after the hemodynamic procedure. The clinical conditions of the fourth patient, who had syndrome of left cavities´ hypoplasia, just allowed to place the stent in the ductus. This patients died in a procedure not related to heart catetherism. The last intervened patient, who was a carrier of pulmonary atresia, tolerated the stent placing in the ductus and the subsequent clinical evolution showed that it was not needed pulmonary cerclage.


The stent placing in the analized group of patients is suitable and the moment for its implantation according to the hemodynamic event can be an alternative form of heart catetherism.

Keywords : stent; newborn; heart catetherism.

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