Tetralogy of Fallot with acquired pulmonary atresia and hypoplasia of pulmonary arteries. Report of surgical management in infancy.

@article{Norwood1976TetralogyOF,
  title={Tetralogy of Fallot with acquired pulmonary atresia and hypoplasia of pulmonary arteries. Report of surgical management in infancy.},
  author={William I. Norwood and Amnon Rosenthal and Aldo R. Casta{\~n}eda},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1976},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={454-7}
}
A perforated intracardiac prosthesis, and patch infundibuloplasty and annuloplasty were employed for the surgical management of an infant with tetralogy of Fallot, pulmonary atresia, and severe hypoplasia of the pulmonary arteries. This approach provides a means of decompression of the right ventricle in the immediate postoperative period. It allows sufficient systemic cardiac output while increasing pulmonary blood flow to relieve severe hypoxemia and cyanosis. In addition, the high risk of… CONTINUE READING