Results of 546 Blalock-Taussig shunts performed in 478 patients.

  title={Results of 546 Blalock-Taussig shunts performed in 478 patients.},
  author={Khalid Al Jubair and Mohammed R Al Fagih and Abdullah S Al Jarallah and S al Yousef and Md Abu Ali Khan and Abdullah K Ashmeg and Yahya al Faraidi and Will Sawyer},
  journal={Cardiology in the young},
  volume={8 4},
Between 1983 and 1995, 546 Blalock-Taussig shunt procedures were performed in 472 patients: 128 (23.0%) were classical shunts, 90 of them on the same side as to the aortic arch, and 418 (77.0%) were modified shunts, 182 on the same side of the arch. At the time of surgery, 78 patients were aged below one week, 270 from one week to 12 months, and 198 patients were over one year of age. The mean pre-operative arterial saturation (71.7% +/- 16.5%) was significantly increased to 83% +/- 17.9… CONTINUE READING

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