Echocardiographic diagnosis of partial obstruction of Blalock-Taussig shunts.
While echocardiography has previously been used to differentiate between patency and complete occlusion of aortopulmonary shunts, the echocardiographic diagnosis of partial obstruction of a shunt has not been reported. We describe a unique color flow Doppler finding that quickly and accurately diagnosed three cases of partial distal obstruction of aortopulmonary shunts.
Cardiology in the young
Abnormalities, Multiple; Cardiac Surgical Procedures; Constriction, Pathologic; Echocardiography, Doppler, Color; Heart Defects, Congenital; Humans; Infant, Newborn; Postoperative Complications; Pulmonary Artery; Pulmonary Circulation; Sensitivity and Specificity
ECG; heart surgery
Juraszek, Amy L.; Atz, Andrew M.; and Shirali, Girish S., "Echocardiographic diagnosis of partial obstruction of Blalock-Taussig shunts." (2002). Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers. 969.