Summary Page Interrupted Aortic Arch
Interrupted aortic arch/VSD
- Interrupted aortic arch: segment between the left common carotid artery and the left subclavian artery is absent.
- Ventricular septal defect with blood shunting predominantly from left to right.
- Large patent ductus arteriosus is the sole source of blood flow to the lower half of the body.
- The aortic valve itself is often small and the region beneath it may be narrowed by muscle tissue within the ventricle.
- The descending aorta is separated from the ductus arteriosus. The side of the ascending aorta is opened.
- The PDA has been ligated.
- The aorta is reconstructed using a direct anastomosis.
- The VSD has been closed with a patch.
Aortic arch repair