- Recommendation ID
- Further research should focus on the extended use of telemetric adjustable pulmonary artery banding for ventricular retraining and for its use pending the resolution of ventricular septal defects. Data collection may provide useful information. NICE may review the procedure on publication of further evidence.
- Any explanatory notes
- The evidence on the efficacy of telemetric adjustable pulmonary artery banding shows that the procedure can provide adjustable reduction of pulmonary artery flow in infants with congenital heart defects, but there are uncertainties about which infants will derive benefit from the procedure. The evidence on safety is limited in quantity. Therefore the procedure should only be used with special arrangements for consent, audit or research and clinical governance.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Telemetric adjustable pulmonary artery banding for pulmonary hypertension in infants with congenital heart defects
- Date issued
- November 2014
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|