Pulmonary artery banding: long-term telemetric adjustment.

TitlePulmonary artery banding: long-term telemetric adjustment.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsCorno AF, Sekarski N, Bernath M-A, Payot M, Tozzi P, von Segesser LK
JournalEuropean journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Date Published2003 Mar

Adjustment of pulmonary blood flow is difficult in pulmonary artery banding for complex congenital heart defects. A new wireless, battery free, telemetrically controlled, implantable device (FloWatch, EndoArt, S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland) allowing for progressive occlusion/reopening of the device through a remote control at the wanted percentage of occlusion (adjustable pulmonary artery banding) underwent experimental evaluation.

Alternate JournalEur J Cardiothorac Surg