Potts anastomosis for children with idiopathic pulmonary hypertension

Fabien Labombarda*, Pascale Maragnes, Peggy Dupont-Chauvet, Alain Serraf

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Mortality in children with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension is high, emphasizing the need for novel therapeutic approaches. A surgical approach consisting in the creation of anastomosis between descending aorta and left pulmonary artery, the Potts shunt, has been proposed to decompress right ventricle. We reported two cases of severe idiopathic pulmonary hypertension in children with right heart failure refractory to medical treatment who benefited of Potts shunt.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1143-1145
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Shunt


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