Palliative procedures for congenital heart defects.

@article{Yuan2009PalliativePF,
  title={Palliative procedures for congenital heart defects.},
  author={Shi-Min Yuan and Hua Jing},
  journal={Archives of cardiovascular diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={102 6-7},
  pages={
          549-57
        }
}
Although total repair of some congenital heart defects is possible in young children, palliative procedures still play an important role in relieving patients' symptoms, particularly in emergent settings, when total correction or surgical repair is not available. However, the concepts and taxonomies of the palliative procedures for congenital heart diseases sometimes seem to be ambiguous and confusing for young cardiac surgeons and cardiologists. This article gives a full-scope overview of the… CONTINUE READING
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