Thursday, January 8, 2009

Links for CHD Families

Here are several very important links for you to read today. Read them online, download them, or print the file, whichever you choose. If you try to download the file as a .pdf document, you won't be able to... the writers are trying to protect their work, you can read the details on the download page. But you can print the entire file, which is just as good! The only bad thing is that these links are from medical journals, written by doctors for other doctors. It's almost 100% medical terminology, and you'll probably have to have an interpreter.

Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) in a seven year old girl

Some thoughts on Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) surgery

The Fontan Procedure... what's down the road?

This next link refers to the Glenn Shunt, and has a very good illustration. The illustration, however, is of the Classic Glenn Shunt, which was first used in the 1950's. The modern version, the Bi-directional Glenn Shunt, was first described in 1966 and not popular until the 1970's.

Click the .pdf button to be taken to a three page file concerning both versions of the Glenn Shunt. This is important reading for anyone who has a Glenn!

This link has more layers of information than a seven layer Chocolate Cake! Above the illustration, click the heading labeled "Contents"; there you can find 40+ links to heart defects, surgical procedures, and case studies. There is lots of information here, and not just on the Glenn Shunt.

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