Experience with Anastomosis of Superior Vena Cava to Pulmonary Artery (Glenn Procedure)
Fifteen children with uncorrectable cyanotic heart disease were treated with the Glenn procedure. The hospital mortality was 20 per cent. Total and partial body perfusions were used in two cases to accomplish the anastomosis. The indications for perfusion have been discussed. Modifications in anesthesia were presented to reduce the high incidence of hypotension, bradycardia, and cardiac arrest.
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