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Postoperative course after first-stage palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome with right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery shunt; compared with classic Norwood procedure

Iwasaki, T.; Takeuchi, M.; Taga, N.; Oe, K.; Shimizu, K.; Morita, K.

Masui. Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology 53(9): 1008-1013

2004


ISSN/ISBN: 0021-4892
PMID: 15500101
Accession: 012433500

Background : A recent modification of the Nor wood procedure involves the use of a right ventricleto-pulmonary artery (RV-PA) shunt to provide pulmonary blood flow for patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). We investigated the hemodynamics after first-stage palliation of HLHS with RV-PA shunt compared with classic Norwood procedure with subclavian-to-pulmonary artery (BT) shunt.

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