Pulmonary artery banding

used by congenital heart surgeons as a staged approach to operative correction of congenital heart defects.

objective:

reduce excessive pulmonary blood flow and protect the pulmonary vasculature from hypertrophy and irreversible pulmonary hypertension.

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