Risk factors for mortality and morbidity after the neonatal Blalock-Taussig shunt procedure.

  title={Risk factors for mortality and morbidity after the neonatal Blalock-Taussig shunt procedure.},
  author={Orlando Petrucci and S. M. O'Brien and Marshall Lewis Jacobs and Jeffrey Phillip Jacobs and Peter B. Manning and Pirooz A. Eghtesady},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={92 2},
  pages={642-51; discussion 651-2}
BACKGROUND Perioperative advances have led to significant improvements in outcomes after many complex neonatal open heart procedures. Whether similar improvements have been realized for the modified Blalock-Taussig shunt, the most common palliative neonatal closed-heart procedure, is not known. METHODS Data were abstracted from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database (2002 to 2009). Inclusion criteria were all neonates who received a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt… CONTINUE READING


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