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Recanalization of an occluded modified Blalock-Taussig shunt by balloon angioplasty within 12 hours of its construction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11117400     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An infant developed severe desaturation within a few hours of construction of a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt. Echocardiography revealed that the shunt had become occluded, and this was confirmed angiographically. At catheterisation, therefore, we passed a 0.014" percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty wire through the occluded shunt into the right pulmonary artery and then dilated the shunt successfully using a 5 mm coronary angioplasty balloon. Six weeks later, the shunt remained patent.
M O Galal; K Attas; G Baslaim
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in the young     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1047-9511     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Young     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-14     Completed Date:  2000-12-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200019     Medline TA:  Cardiol Young     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  641-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and RC, Riyady, Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical / methods
Angioplasty, Balloon*
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / therapy*
Cyanosis / complications
Postoperative Period
Pulmonary Artery / surgery*
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods
Subclavian Artery / surgery*
Tetralogy of Fallot / surgery*

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