Simultaneous patency of ductus arteriosus and surgical shunt in pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum: A cause of acute myocardial failure?

Antonio Corno, Ennio Mazzera, Bruno Marino, Francesco Parisi, Carlo Marcelletti

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Abstract

Twenty-seven patients with pulmonary atresia and intact interventricular septum were treated with prostaglandin E1 infusion, followed by standard or modified Blalock-Taussig shunt. Three infants died. In all three there was anatomic and functional patency of the ductus arteriosus and the surgical systemic-pulmonary shunt. The unusual clinical course in these cases suggests that in the clinical management of patients with pulmonary atresia and intact interventicular septum after a shunt operation, particular attention must be paid to the problems associated with persistent ductal patency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-127
Number of pages5
JournalScandinavian Cardiovascular Journal
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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