Pulmonary Blood Flow Treatment with Stent versus Shunt

Ductal Stenting vs. Surgical Shunt for Infants with Duct Dependent Pulmonary Blood Flow

Protocol Description

This is a prospective chart review of infants treated with either of two interventional strategies to correct pulmonary blood flow problem caused by a congenital heart defect. Researchers will compare outcomes of the standard surgical strategy using a surgical shunt with a newer intervention using ductal stenting to determine the optimal therapeutic approach.

Eligibility Criteria

The study will evaluate cases where interventions were done for babies less than 60 days old who had a congenital heart condition with ductal dependent blood flow, such as patent ductus arteriosus, causing low oxygen saturation.
Males and Females: Less than 60 days old at time of surgery


There are no requirements for participants. Clinical data is extracted from the medical record for review and analysis.
Visits: None required
Duration: Not applicable

Status: Enrolls from Current Patient Cases

Source(s) of Support

Congenital Cardiovascular Interventional Study Consortium

Additional Information

Cardiology Research

Primary Investigator

Sara Trucco, MD

Contact Information

For more information about the study, please contact:
Cullen Wenzler, Clinical Research Coordinator