Potts shunt in a child with end-stage pulmonary hypertension after late repair of ventricular septal defect.

@article{Petersen2013PottsSI,
  title={Potts shunt in a child with end-stage pulmonary hypertension after late repair of ventricular septal defect.},
  author={C Petersen and Morten H Helvind and Tim V Jensen and Henrik \Orb{\ae}k Andersen},
  journal={World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={286-9}
}
We report on a 10-year-old boy with medically refractory pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and end-stage right heart failure after closure of a ventricular septal defect. The boy was a candidate for lung transplantation (LTX), but an alternative option was to create an Eisenmenger physiology with right-to-left shunting. The shunt could be created either as an intracardiac or as an extracardiac shunt. We decided to create a Potts shunt, a direct anastomosis between the left pulmonary artery… CONTINUE READING

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