Truncus arteriosus and previous pulmonary arterial banding: clinical and hemodynamic assessment.

Abstract

Twenty-seven patients with truncus arteriosus and previous pulmonary arterial banding were evaluated 1 1/2 to 14 years (mean 7 years) after banding. Ages at the time of cardiac catheterization ranged from 3 to 18 years (mean 9 years). Current symptoms were severe in five patients and were related to truncal valve incompetence or decreased pulmonary blood… (More)

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