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Use of the "chimney patch" technique for Norwood stage I procedures.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9800861     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Norwood stage I procedure is often used for the initial treatment of infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. This procedure creates a systemic arterial to pulmonary artery shunt to establish pulmonary blood flow. We describe a method to facilitate placement of this shunt by attaching a polytetrafluoroethylene shunt to a pulmonary artery homograft patch before performing the median sternotomy. This technique facilitates the performance of the proximal shunt anastomosis and expedites the procedure.
M D Plunkett; L M Bond; D M Geiss
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1998 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-12-02     Completed Date:  1998-12-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1438-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Illinois at St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria 61603, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical / methods
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / methods
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome / surgery*
Pulmonary Artery / surgery
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