Influence of bidirectional superior cavopulmonary anastomosis on pulmonary arterial growth

Am J Cardiol. 1995 Nov 15;76(14):1085-7. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(99)80307-5.


Right-sided BSCA provides for satisfactory pulmonary arterial growth in infants and children with complex congenital heart defects, and it could enhance the growth of a small right pulmonary artery. The growth of the left pulmonary artery, particularly in younger patients, needs close attention to confirm the safe role of BSCA in long-term palliation.

MeSH terms

  • Anastomosis, Surgical / methods
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Linear Models
  • Male
  • Palliative Care
  • Pulmonary Artery / growth & development
  • Pulmonary Artery / surgery*
  • Vena Cava, Superior / surgery*