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Balloon dilatation of stenosed Blalock-Taussig shunts.
  1. S A Qureshi,
  2. R P Martin,
  3. D F Dickinson,
  4. S Hunter
  1. Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital.


    Three patients with complex cyanotic congenital heart disease, who had previously undergone Blalock-Taussig shunt operations, developed severe stenoses at the pulmonary anastomosis of the shunts. All were successfully treated with balloon dilatation, which can thus be considered an effective alternative to reoperation.

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