The Surgical Treatment of Malformations of the Heart: In Which There Is Pulmonary Stenosis or Pulmonary Atresia

@article{Blalock1945TheST,
  title={The Surgical Treatment of Malformations of the Heart: In Which There Is Pulmonary Stenosis or Pulmonary Atresia},
  author={Alfred Blalock and Helen B. Taussig},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1945},
  volume={128},
  pages={2123-2138}
}
Heretofore there has been no satisfactory treatment for pulmonary stenosis and pulmonary atresia. A "blue" baby with a malformed heart was considered beyond the reach of surgical aid. During the past three months we have operated on 3 children with severe degrees of pulmonary stenosis and each of the patients appears to be greatly benefited. In the second and third cases, in which there was deep persistent cyanosis, the cyanosis has greatly diminished or has disappeared and the general… 

The Blalock-Taussig-Thomas collaboration: a model for medical progress.

The operation here reported and the studies leading thereto were undertaken with the conviction that even though the structure of the heart was grossly abnormal, in many instances it might be possible to alter the course of the circulation in such a manner as to lessen the cyanosis and the resultant disability.

CONGENITAL PULMONARY STENOSIS: Postoperative Observations on Two Hundred and Fourteen Children

The progress of the first 214 children operated on at Children's Memorial Hospital for congenital pulmonary stenosis is reported, with the preoperative diagnosis was tetralogy of Fallot in 199 cases and tricuspid atresia in 15 cases.

The Blalock-Taussig Operation and Subsequent Progress in Surgical Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases

The paper was not a hastily assembled report of a new procedure but included a methodical exposition on the prevailing theories of the mechanism of cyanosis in congenital heart disease, then a step-by-step review of how Dr Taussig developed the concept of surgically increasing the volume of blood to the pulmonary circulation in cyanotic malformations with pulmonary stenosis.

Surgical treatment of tricuspid atresia.

The Potts-Smith operation, a lateral anastomosis of the pulmonary artery to the aorta, establishes an artificial ductus arteriosus, thus utilizing vessels that are accessible and large enough so that the infant under the age of 2 years who heretofore died of severe oxygen want now has a chance to live.

Diagnosis of the Tetralogy of Fallot and Medical Aspects of the Surgical Treatment.

  • H. Taussig
  • Medicine
    Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
  • 1947
35~-525E5EHE tetralogy of Fallot, as described by Fallot,' consists of pulmonary stenosis or atresia combined with dextroLiJ M position of the aorta, an interventricular septal defect, and right

Ascending aorta-right pulmonary artery anastomosis: Waterston's operation

It is considered that Waterston's operation is to be preferred in children under 2 years of age and in older children who have had a previous thrombotic or insufficient Blalock operation and in whom total correction is not indicated.

The Present Role of Surgery in Congenital Heart Disease

  • J. Reid
  • Medicine
    Scottish medical journal
  • 1971
The multiplicity of congenital heart malformations makes it impossible to deal with each individual lesion, but the more common ones will be fully discussed, and some of the less frequently encountered are mentioned in outline.

AORTIC PULMONARY ANASTOMOSIS IN CONGENITAL PULMONARY STENOSIS: Report of Forty-Five Cases

In November 1946, Potts, Smith and Gibson reported a new surgical procedure for the relief of congenital pulmonary stenosis, which differs from the Blalock and Taussig2 method only in the fact that the aorta itself rather than one of its branches is used to direct additional blood to the lungs.

Surgery for cyanotic heart disease in the first year of life.

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