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Right ventricular outflow tract stent versus BT shunt palliation in Tetralogy of Fallot
  1. Daniel Quandt1,2,
  2. Bharat Ramchandani1,
  3. Gemma Penford1,
  4. John Stickley1,
  5. Vinay Bhole1,
  6. Chetan Mehta1,
  7. Timothy Jones1,
  8. David James Barron1,
  9. Oliver Stumper1
  1. 1 The Heart Unit, Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2 Pediatric Heart Center, University Children’s Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Oliver Stumper, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH, UK; oliver.stumper{at}bch.nhs.uk

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  • Contributors DQ and OS planned this study, performed data acquisition and data analysis and wrote this manuscript. BR and GP assisted in data acquisition and data analysis. JS supported and assisted in the statistical analysis of the data. VB and CM edited the manuscript. TJJ and DJB assisted in the analysis of the surgical data and edited this manuscript.

  • Funding DQ was supported by a research grant by Eleonore Foundation of the University Children’s Hospital Zurich, Medtronic Switzerland and EMDO Stiftung, Switzerland sponsoring a Senior Interventional Fellowship at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval RVOT stenting as an alternative to mBTS surgery was approved by the local hospital ethics review board (Birmingham Children’s hospital NHS Foundation Trust).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors DQ and OS planned this study, performed data acquisition and data analysis and wrote this manuscript. BR and GP assisted in data acquisition and data analysis. JS supported and assisted in the statistical analysis of the data. VB and CM edited the manuscript. TJJ and DJB assisted in the analysis of the surgical data and edited this manuscript.

  • Funding DQ was supported by a research grant by Eleonore Foundation of the University Children’s Hospital Zurich, Medtronic Switzerland and EMDO Stiftung, Switzerland sponsoring a Senior Interventional Fellowship at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval RVOT stenting as an alternative to mBTS surgery was approved by the local hospital ethics review board (Birmingham Children’s hospital NHS Foundation Trust).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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