INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL ORGANS, vol.29, no.3, pp.308-317, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL ORGANS
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Blalock-Taussig shunt, vascular resistance, shunt flow, in vitro, TISSUE-PLASMINOGEN ACTIVATOR, SUBCLAVIAN ARTERY, FLUID-DYNAMICS, DISTENSIBILITY, THROMBOSIS, RECANALIZATION, THROMBOLYSIS, IMPLANTATION, TETRALOGY, VISCOSITY
Background: A modified Blalock-Taussig (mBT) shunt is an anastomosis created between the systemic and pulmonary arterial tree in order to improve pulmonary blood flow in neonates and children with congenital heart disease. The aim of this study was to assess vascular resistance-flow relationship in an in vitro set-up of a modified Blalock Taussig shunt.