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Recanalisation of subclavian-pulmonary artery shunt in adult with tetralogy of Fallot
  1. Eduardo Moreno Escobar1,
  2. Diego Segura-Rodriguez1,
  3. Diego José Rodriguez Torres2 and
  4. Rocio Garcia Orta MD2
  1. 1 Cardiology, Hospital Universitario San Cecilio, Granada, Spain
  2. 2 Cardiology, Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Mr Eduardo Moreno Escobar, eduroc6868{at} and Mr Rocio Garcia Orta MD, rociogorta{at}


We report the case of a patient diagnosed with extreme tetralogy of Fallot who received subclavian-pulmonary artery shunt at the age of 3 years and underwent corrective surgery at the age of 16 years. The patient developed progressive effort dyspnea and left ventricular dysfunction from the age of 40 years. The exploratory finding of a continuous jugular and left subclavian murmur prompted an echocardiographic study that evidenced a continuous flow in the suprasternal view. CT study confirmed the patency of the surgical subclavian-pulmonary artery shunt, which was percutaneously embolised with the implantation of an Amplatzer plug, with a good final outcome and no residual flow. The patient showed a satisfactory development with clinical improvement, decreased left ventricular volume and enhanced left ventricular function.

  • interventional cardiology
  • heart failure
  • clinical diagnostic tests
  • ultrasonography

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  • Contributors EME: design, study, treatment, follow-up, writing. DS-R: design, follow-up, writing. DJRT: design and review. RGO: design, study, treatment, follow-up, review.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.