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Massive haemorrhage at resternotomy after stent implantation in ventriculo-pulmonary shunt after Norwood procedure.
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PMID:  17670553     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
The ventriculo-pulmonary shunt in hypoplastic left heart syndrome has become an alternative to the arterio-pulmonary shunt. We present a patient with a severe stenosis in the ventriculo-pulmonary shunt at the proximal anastomosis, for which emergency balloon dilatation and stent implantation was performed. The location of the stent in the shunt, leaving only a thin compressed infundibular myocardium directly beneath the sternum, predisposed to massive haemorrhage at resternotomy for bidirectional Glenn procedure.
Suzanne Kats; Peter L de Jong; Maarten Witsenburg; Ad J J C Bogers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-02-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-02     Completed Date:  2007-08-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  234-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus MC, Dr Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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