Table 2

Surgical details

Cavopulmonary shunt (n = 35)Aortopulmonary shunt(s) only
(n = 15)
p Value
First palliation, number of patients1518
 Age at first palliation1 year
(1 day–5 years)
6 months
(1 day–13 years)
Type of first palliation0.053
 Blalock-Taussing shunt43
 Potts shunt85
 Waterston shunt31
 Cavopulmonary shunt, end to end9NA
Pulmonary artery banding520.613
Second palliation, number of patients240.849
 Age at second palliation (years)4.5 (2.6)10.0 (1.4)0.057
Type of last palliation< 0.001
 Blalock-Taussing shunt710
 Waterston shunt2
 Interposition graft (aortopulmonary)23
 Cavopulmonary shunt, end to end23NA
 Cavopulmonary shunt, bidirectional3NA
Follow up surgery
 Axillary arteriovenous fistula5NA
  Years from last palliation14.4 (4.3)NA
  Heart transplantation40.172
  Years from last palliation13.0 (5.6)
  • NA, not applicable.