African Annals of
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AFRICAN ASSOCIATION OF THORACIC AND CARDIO-VASCULAR SURGEONS
  • Abbreviation: Afr. Ann. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1994-7461
  • DOI: 10.5897/AATCVS
  • Start Year: 2005
  • Published Articles: 70

Table of Content: February 2024; 16(1)

February 2024

The magnitude of systemic arterial oxygen saturation improvement achievable by a Blalock-Taussig-Thomas shunt: A systematic review

This study was carried out to determine the magnitude of systemic arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2) improvement caused by a Blalock-Taussig-Thomas shunt (BTTS). PUBMED (PM) and Google Scholar (GS) were searched between 1st January, 1966 and 31st March, 2023. Search terms included: Blalock, Taussig, shunt, pulmonary artery and Tetralogy of Fallot. Only full-text papers that measured pre-BTTS and post-BTTS systemic...

Author(s): Mark N. Awori, Jonathan A. Awori, Gilbert Langat and Kimberly Kipkoech