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Pulmonary artery banding: Pulmonary artery banding is a palliative surgery to reduce the flow of blood through the pulmonary artery to alleviate pulmonary overcirculation and pulmonary hypertension that arise with various congenital heart defects; it is performed as a first stage to more involved cardiac surgery. However, with improved pediatric cardiovascular surgery, pulmonary banding is becoming less popular as a palliative treatment. A left anterior thoracotomy is usually performed to gain access to the pulmonary artery.
These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Pulmonary artery banding:
Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Pulmonary artery banding may include these surgeries:
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