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63-year Survival after Blalock-Taussig Shunt Operation in a Patient with Single Ventricle, Tricuspid Atresia, and Pulmonary Stenosis.
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PMID:  21426531     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 63-year-old female with complex congenital heart disease underwent a classical Blalock-Taussig (B-T) shunt operation at the age of 3 years in 1948. The cardiac morphology was not amenable to further definite surgical repair in that period of time. With this palliative operation, the patient survived to the age of 63 years and now presented with exercise intolerance and significant desaturation. Cardiac catheterization with angiography revealed a severe stenosis of the B-T shunt at the pulmonary end. Balloon dilation and stent implantation could be performed successfully. Follow-up after 5 months showed a patent B-T shunt and an increase of oxygen saturation from 65% to 80% and mild improvement of pulmonary blood flow and exercise tolerance.
Werner Scholtz; Smita R Jategaonkar; Zisis Dimitriadis; Nikolaus A Haas; Dieter Horstkotte
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Congenital heart disease     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1747-0803     ISO Abbreviation:  Congenit Heart Dis     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101256510     Medline TA:  Congenit Heart Dis     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 Copyright the Authors. Congenital Heart Disease © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Cardiology, Heart and Diabetes Center North Rhine-Westphalia, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany Department of Congenital Heart Disease, Heart and Diabetes Center North Rhine-Westphalia, Ruhr University Bochum, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany.
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