Sachdev MS*, Suresh kumar R**, Coelho R ***
Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai *, Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai **, Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai ***
|To identify the outcome, long-term patency of the |
modified Blalock-Taussig shunt (BT shunt) and to assess the
risk factors and complications for the same in infants less than 60 days of age.
|Materials and Methods of Study|
|It is a |
retrospective study from January 1994 to October 2004 involving 42 infants aged less than 60 days who underwent modified Blalock-Taussig shunt (BT shunt) for various congenital cardiac anomalies with decreased pulmonary blood flow.
|Among the 42 patients (aged less than 60 days) who underwent modified BT shunt from January 1994 to October 2004, 52.3% (n = 22) were males and 47.7% (n = 20) were females. 35 Right Modified BT shunt and 7 Left Modified BT shunts were constructed using 3-5 mm Gore-Tex grafts. The hospital mortality was 23.7% mainly due to |
postoperative complications such as low cardiac output, shunt overflow, blocked shunt and infections/sepsis.
|Modified Blalock-Taussig shunt offers safe and good palliation in infants with cyanotic congenital heart diseases and the overall shunt patency is about 71% on an interim follow up. A |
diagnosis of complex cyanotic congenital heart disease appears to be an incremental risk factor for post-operative morbidity.
|How to Cite URL :|
|MS S, R k S, R C.. Available From : http://www.pediatriconcall.com/fordoctor/ Conference_abstracts/report.aspx?reportid=304|