Chapter 3. Aortopulmonary Shunts

  1. Julien I. E. Hoffman MD, FRCP Professor of Pediatrics (Emeritus) Senior Member

Published Online: 27 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314045.ch3

The Natural and Unnatural History of Congenital Heart Disease

The Natural and Unnatural History of Congenital Heart Disease

How to Cite

Hoffman, J. I. E. (2009) Aortopulmonary Shunts, in The Natural and Unnatural History of Congenital Heart Disease, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314045.ch3

Author Information

  1. Cardiovascular Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405179270

Online ISBN: 9781444314045

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Keywords:

  • surgical procedures in congenital heart disease;
  • hypoxemia and increased pulmonary blood flow;
  • patent ductus arteriosus pathway;
  • reduced pulmonary blood flow with aortopulmonary shunt;
  • late complications and mortality;
  • modified Blalock-Taussig shunt;
  • shunt failure due to kinking or thrombosis;
  • thrombosis and early death in infants;
  • long-term survival - worse in small sized babies

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Methods of increasing pulmonary blood flow

  • References