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Two balloon angioplasties were performed in one case of TOF, in which the patient underwent a modified central Blalock-Taussig shunt, but still had bilateral PAS; however, both procedures were unsuccessful.
Techniques to minimize the effects of congestive failure are needed until a controlled source of pulmonary blood flow is surgically created via a Blalock-Taussig shunt during the Norwood procedure.
Progressive stenosis and acute thrombosis, months to years after surgical creation, are the most known complications of the modified Blalock-Taussig shunt (1, 2).