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Pulmonary artery banding

Pulmonary artery banding

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.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Pulmonary artery banding

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Pulmonary artery banding:

  • Ventricular septal defect (large or multiple holes)
  • Preparation for arterial switch for transposition of the great arteries (TGA)
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary overcirculation (from ventricular septal defect)

Other Surgical Options: Pulmonary artery banding

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Pulmonary artery banding may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Pulmonary artery banding

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Pulmonary artery banding may include:

Procedure Complications: Pulmonary artery banding

Possible surgical complications of Pulmonary artery banding may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Pulmonary artery banding

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is excellent.

Pulmonary artery banding: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Pulmonary artery banding) include:

  • PAB

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