Acyanotic left-to-right shunts

Academic Article


  • Adults with acyanotic heart defects seen in the 1980s will be unlike those of the past and probably those of the future. These defects are identified and surgically repaired at a much earlier age. This group of patients will benefit from improved diagnostic and surgical techniques. The left-to-right shunts will be corrected, thereby avoiding chamber enlargement or hypertrophy, increased pressures on the right side of the heart, increases in pulmonary circulation, and risk of pulmonary hypertension.
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    Author List

  • Midyette PM; Norris BW
  • Start Page

  • 485
  • End Page

  • 501
  • Volume

  • 19
  • Issue

  • 3