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The blalock and taussig shunt revisited


Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, CTC, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

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Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, CTC, AIIMS, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/aca.ACA_80_17

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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 323-330

 

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The systemic to pulmonary artery shunts are done as palliative procedures for cyanotic congenital heart diseases ranging from simple tetralogy of Fallots (TOFs)/pulmonary atresia (PA) to complex univentricular hearts. They allow growth of pulmonary arteries and maintain regulated blood flow to the lungs till a proper age and body weight suitable for definitive corrective repair is reached. We have reviewed the BT shunt with its anaesthtic considerations and management of associated complications.






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Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, CTC, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
B Uma
Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, CTC, AIIMS, New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/aca.ACA_80_17

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The systemic to pulmonary artery shunts are done as palliative procedures for cyanotic congenital heart diseases ranging from simple tetralogy of Fallots (TOFs)/pulmonary atresia (PA) to complex univentricular hearts. They allow growth of pulmonary arteries and maintain regulated blood flow to the lungs till a proper age and body weight suitable for definitive corrective repair is reached. We have reviewed the BT shunt with its anaesthtic considerations and management of associated complications.






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