Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2020 Sep 23. Epub 2020 Sep 23.
Department of Cardiology, The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Heart Research Group, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Victoria, Australia; Department of Pediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Electronic address:
Stenosis or diffuse hypoplasia of central pulmonary arteries (PA) is common in patients with single ventricle physiology, often requiring surgical patching. Such repairs are prone to failure, particularly with low pressure venous flow (bidirectional cavopulmonary connection or Fontan). We describe our experience of disconnection of central PA and selective systemic-PA shunt to the hypoplastic vessel. Read More