Systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunts may be useful for palliation of cyanotic congenital heart disease. We report the case of a 5-year-old boy in whom the internal mammary artery was used to create a systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt after failure of a previous Blalock-Taussig shunt. This technique may have distinct advantages in selected cases and should be considered as an alternative during investigation of the older child who requires a systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt.
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