Pulmonary artery banding (PAB) is a simple surgical technique to reduce pulmonary overcirculation in some congenital heart disease. In the beginning, when the use of cardiopulmonary bypass was affected by many deleterious effects, this technique played a fundamental role in the treatment of patients with congenital heart defects and an intracardiac left-to-right shunt. The use of PAB has decreased during the last two decades, due to the increasing popularity of early complete intracardiac repair, which results have shown to be superior to staged repair, even in low body weight patients. Moreover, several authors have emphasized the negative effects of PAB such as pulmonary arterial branch distortion, abnormal right ventricular hypertrophy, pulmonary valve insufficiency, sub-aortic obstruction and decreased ventricular compliance in patients with univentricular heart. For all these reasons, this procedure has been placed in the dark corner of surgery, representing, between 2002 and 2005, ∼2% of the total amount of cardiac surgery procedures. In a more recent era, PAB has been performed in instances other than classic univentricular heart, as palliation in small infants with cardiac defects with a left-to-right shunt and pulmonary overcirculation, thus gaining some time prior to a planned staged repair. Recently, the role of PAB is becoming more important in selected subsets of congenital cardiac defects: L-transposition of the great arteries, D-transposition of the great arteries, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, moderately hypoplastic left ventricle (congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries). This renewed interest in the banding procedure is spurring all surgeons and cardiologists to find new solutions for an easier banding procedure while making debanding less traumatic

Pulmonary artery banding.

ANGELI, EMANUELA;PACE NAPOLEONE, CARLO;TURCI, SIMONE;OPPIDO, GUIDO;GARGIULO, GAETANO DOMENICO
2012

Abstract

Pulmonary artery banding (PAB) is a simple surgical technique to reduce pulmonary overcirculation in some congenital heart disease. In the beginning, when the use of cardiopulmonary bypass was affected by many deleterious effects, this technique played a fundamental role in the treatment of patients with congenital heart defects and an intracardiac left-to-right shunt. The use of PAB has decreased during the last two decades, due to the increasing popularity of early complete intracardiac repair, which results have shown to be superior to staged repair, even in low body weight patients. Moreover, several authors have emphasized the negative effects of PAB such as pulmonary arterial branch distortion, abnormal right ventricular hypertrophy, pulmonary valve insufficiency, sub-aortic obstruction and decreased ventricular compliance in patients with univentricular heart. For all these reasons, this procedure has been placed in the dark corner of surgery, representing, between 2002 and 2005, ∼2% of the total amount of cardiac surgery procedures. In a more recent era, PAB has been performed in instances other than classic univentricular heart, as palliation in small infants with cardiac defects with a left-to-right shunt and pulmonary overcirculation, thus gaining some time prior to a planned staged repair. Recently, the role of PAB is becoming more important in selected subsets of congenital cardiac defects: L-transposition of the great arteries, D-transposition of the great arteries, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, moderately hypoplastic left ventricle (congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries). This renewed interest in the banding procedure is spurring all surgeons and cardiologists to find new solutions for an easier banding procedure while making debanding less traumatic
Angeli, E; Pace Napoleone, C; Turci, S; Oppido, G; Gargiulo, G
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