Rastelli Procedure

(See Normal Heart Image for comparison)

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(See TGA/VSD/PA for a pre-Rastelli heart image)

  1.  A Gore-tex patch is placed to both close the hole in the septal wall (VSD) and to direct oxygen-rich blood from the left ventricle to the aorta.
  2.  The narrowed section of the pulmonary artery is  replaced with a valved vessel (artificial or donated) that allows oxygen-poor blood to flow from the right ventricle (through the pulmonary artery) into the lungs.
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