Information for the public
What has NICE said?
There is evidence that telemetric adjustable (remote-controlled) pulmonary artery banding works but the evidence does not clearly show which babies benefit from having this procedure. There is not much good evidence about how safe this procedure is. It should only be used if extra care is taken to explain the risks and extra steps are put in place to record and review what happens.
What does this mean for me and my baby?
Your health professional should fully explain what is involved in having this procedure and discuss the possible benefits and risks for your baby with you. In particular, they should explain the uncertainty about the evidence on how likely it is to improve your baby's symptoms and the possible complications. You should also be told how to find more information about the procedure. You should only be asked if you want to agree to this procedure after having this discussion.
Your health professional should ask you if details of your baby's procedure can be collected.