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Pulmonary Artery Banding and Surgical Results [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1991; 19(3): 219-222

Pulmonary Artery Banding and Surgical Results

Halil TÜRKOĞLU1, Tufan PAKER1, Atıf AKÇEVİN1, Bülent POLAT1, Yusuf YALÇINBAŞ1, Ayşe SARIOĞLU1, Tayyar SARIOĞLU1, Rüstem OLGA1, Aydın AYTAÇ1

Between the years 1985-1990, 14 pulmonary artery banding procedures were done on patients with various congenital cardiac malformations at the İstanbul University Institute of Cardiology. Patients' ages varied between 2.5 months and 3 years, and their weight between 3.5-11 kg. Two of them had large VSD and pulmonary hypertension, the remainder had complex postoperative period. Four of 6 patients died whose pulmonary artery pressure was reduced to a level below 30 mmHg, whereas only 1 in eight patients whose pressure was adjusted to over 30 mmHg after banding (p<0.001). Although pulmonary artery banding is a good palliative procedure in patients with congenital cardiac malformations associated with increased pulmoray blood flow, it has a high mortality in some complex cases and in truncus arteriosus, especially when the pulmonary artery pressure is reduced to a level below 30 mmHg.

Keywords: Banding procedure, pulmonary hypertension

How to cite this article
Halil TÜRKOĞLU, Tufan PAKER, Atıf AKÇEVİN, Bülent POLAT, Yusuf YALÇINBAŞ, Ayşe SARIOĞLU, Tayyar SARIOĞLU, Rüstem OLGA, Aydın AYTAÇ. Pulmonary Artery Banding and Surgical Results. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1991; 19(3): 219-222
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