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Closure of patent Potts shunt with aortic endoluminal stent graft.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16945829     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary hypertension secondary to residual Potts shunt is not an uncommon phenomenon. A 59-year-old male with a history of tetralogy of Fallot was noted, on a full heart study, to have persistent pulmonary hypertension, normal left ventricular function, severe aortic regurgitation, and a residual Potts shunt. A previous surgical attempt at closure of the shunt during definitive repair was unsuccessful. An aortic endoluminal stent graft was deployed to definitively close the shunt. There was a subsequent normalization of pulmonary pressures following Potts shunt closure. The patient will now proceed with surgical aortic root repair and aortic valve replacement.
Walid Ahmar; Anuradha Aggarwal; Peter Skillington; Noel Atkinson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular revascularization medicine : including molecular interventions     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1553-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2006 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-01     Completed Date:  2007-02-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101238551     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Revasc Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  192-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, The Melbourne Heart Center, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical / adverse effects
Aorta, Thoracic / surgery*
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / etiology,  surgery*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / instrumentation
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / surgery
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation* / instrumentation
Heart Ventricles / pathology,  surgery
Hypertension, Pulmonary / etiology,  surgery
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / etiology
Pulmonary Artery / surgery*
Tetralogy of Fallot / surgery

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