Cavopulmonary anastomosis | definition of cavopulmonary anastomosis by Medical dictionary
a means of palliating cyanotic heart disease by anastomosing the right pulmonary artery to the superior vena cava.
ca·vo·pul·mo·nar·y an·as·to·mo·sis (kā-vō-pul'mŏ-nār-ē ă-nas'tŏ-mō'sis)
A means of palliating cyanotic heart disease by anastomosing the right pulmonary artery to the superior vena cava.
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De Leval, "A mathematical model of circulation in the presence of the bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis
in children with a univentricular heart," Medical Engineering and Physics, vol.
(15) managed to bypass the right ventricle in three dogs in which a cavopulmonary anastomosis
had been created and the tricuspid valve obliterated.
Prophylaxis of thromboembolic complications after the Fontan operation(total cavopulmonary anastomosis
Right internal jugular vein cannulation was avoided because any stenosis of the superior vena cava would prove extremely detrimental in infants with single ventricle physiology as the preferred palliation would most likely be staged bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt (Glenn) and total cavopulmonary anastomosis
Bubble contrast echocardiography in detecting pulmonary arteriovenous shunting in children with univentricular heart after cavopulmonary anastomosis
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Bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis
with intracardiac repair.