Risk Factors for Thrombosis, Overshunting and Death in Infants after Modified Blalock-Taussig Shunt

Kucuk M., Ozdemir R., Karacelik M., Doksoz O., Karadeniz C., Yozgat Y., ...More

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA SINICA, vol.32, no.3, pp.337-342, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.6515/acs20150731a
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.337-342
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


Background: The Modified Blalock-Taussig shunt procedure can provide increased flow of blood to the lungs for babies born with certain congenital heart defects. We evaluated 44 subjects under 2 years of age who had a Modified Blalock-Taussig shunt (MBTS) procedure performed from 2009-2013, to investigate risk factors for thrombosis, overshunting and death.