Surgical revision of Waterston's anastomosis for intractable heart failure

O. Alfieri, T. Bianchi, R. Tiraboschi, L. Parenzan

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Waterston's anastomosis resulting in severe congestive heart failure, which is refractory to medical treatment, represents a difficult problem to treat. Surgical revision of the anastomosis has been successfully performed in a 4 month old girl with Tetralogy of Fallot, in whom a life threatening heart failure persisted following shunt operation, in spite of vigorous medical treatment. A simple technique which allowed a predictable reduction of the shunt stoma is described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-24
Number of pages6
JournalSurgery in Italy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1976

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