Anesthesia for Left-to-Right Shunt Lesions

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Left-to-right shunt lesions are common among congenital heart defects and present in a variety of forms. This chapter summarizes the general concepts and pathophysiology that these lesions share, and details the incidence, anatomy, natural history, pathophysiology, surgical and transcatheter approaches and outcomes, and anesthetic considerations for each of eight left-to-right shunt lesions. These include patent ductus arteriosus, aortopulmonary window, atrial septal defects, ventricular septal defects, atrioventricular canal, double outlet right ventricle, truncus arteriosus, and total and partial anomalous pulmonary venous return. Major points for each lesion are provided, as are annotated references and boards-style questions for review.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnesthesia for Congenital Heart Disease
Subtitle of host publicationThird Edition
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9781118768341
ISBN (Print)9781118768259
StatePublished - Sep 25 2015


  • Anesthesia
  • Aortopulmonary window
  • Atrial septal defects
  • Atrioventricular canal
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Double outlet right ventricle
  • Left to right shunt
  • Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Total anomalous pulmonary venous return
  • Truncus arteriosus
  • Ventricular septal defects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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