Transcatheter Superior Cavopulmonary Anastomosis: Interesting Technique, Limited Applicability.

@article{Love2017TranscatheterSC,
  title={Transcatheter Superior Cavopulmonary Anastomosis: Interesting Technique, Limited Applicability.},
  author={Barry A. Love},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={
          753-755
        }
}
  • B. Love
  • Published 8 August 2017
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American College of Cardiology
T he superior vena cava to pulmonary artery anastomosis (Glenn shunt) was a fundamental advance in the treatment of patients with complex heart disease (1). For patients who are not candidates for a 2-ventricle septated circulation, the Glenn shunt is usually the second surgical procedure that patients undergo on their way to a Fontan circulation, which completes the passive redirection of all venous return to the pulmonary arteries. Although not a “cure,” the Fontan palliation has allowed many… 
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