Residual right-to-left atrial shunt following surgical relief of pulmonary valvar stenosis

Thomas E. Wright, James H Moller

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Abstract

Of 264 patients undergoing pulmonary valvotomy for pulmonary stenosis or atresia at the University of Minnesota, 23 had a right-to-left shunt preoperatively. In none was the atrial communication closed at the time of pulmonary valvotomy. At postoperative cardiac catheterization, no atrial level shunt was found in 19, indicating that effective closure of the communication had occurred. In the remaining 4, a right-to-left shunt persisted despite adequate relief of the stenosis. Each of the 4 has undergone subsequent closure of the atrial septal communication without difficulty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-173
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1982

Keywords

  • Pulmonary atresia
  • Pulmonary stenosis
  • Pulmonary stenosis with residual shunt
  • Surgery

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