Bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt with additional pulmonary blood flow: a failed or successful strategy?

@article{Grelli2012BidirectionalCS,
  title={Bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt with additional pulmonary blood flow: a failed or successful strategy?},
  author={S{\'e}bastien G{\'e}relli and C{\'e}lia Boulitrop and Mathieu van Steenberghe and Davide Maldonado and Mirela Bojan and Olivier Raisky and Daniel Sidi and Pascal R Vouh{\'e}},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={513-9}
}
OBJECTIVES In patients with single ventricle physiology, Fontan circulation is considered as the optimal surgical approach, although it entails a growing incidence of late complications. It has been speculated that the association of bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt (BCPS) and additional pulmonary blood flow (APBF) might provide long-lasting palliation. The present study was undertaken to assess the long-term outcome of this strategy. METHODS A group of 70 patients with single ventricle… CONTINUE READING
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