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Shunt Lesions Part II: Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connections and Truncus Arteriosus

Martin, Billie-Jean MD, PhD; Karamlou, Tara B. MD, MSc; Tabbutt, Sarah MD, PhD

doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000000822
Congenital Heart Disease
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Objectives: The objectives of this review are to describe the anatomy, pathophysiology, perioperative therapeutic strategies, and operative procedures for patients with anomalous pulmonary venous connections and truncus arteriosus.

Data Source: MEDLINE and PubMed.

Conclusions: An understanding of the anatomy and pathophysiology of anomalous pulmonary venous connections and truncus arteriosus is essential for the optimal perioperative management of these complex and challenging congenital lesions.

1Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, Benioff Children’s Hospital, San Francisco, CA.

2Division of Critical Care Medicine and Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, Benioff Children’s Hospital, San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Karamlou consulted for GLG Consulting. Her institution received grant support from the Children's Heart Foundation. The remaining authors have disclosed that they do not have any potential conflicts of interest.

For information regarding this article, E-mail: sarah.tabbutt@ucsf.edu

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