The blalock and taussig shunt revisited

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Usha Kiran, Shivani Aggarwal, Arin Choudhary, B Uma, Poonam Malhotra Kapoor

Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia 2017 20(3):323-330

The systemic to pulmonary artery shunts are done as palliative procedures for cyanotic congenital heart diseases ranging from simple tetralogy of Fallots (TOFs)/pulmonary atresia (PA) to complex univentricular hearts. They allow growth of pulmonary arteries and maintain regulated blood flow to the lungs till a proper age and body weight suitable for definitive corrective repair is reached. We have reviewed the BT shunt with its anaesthtic considerations and management of associated complications.

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