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Letter to the editor
Fallot, Blalock and Taussig – the ‘Blue Babies’ Odyssey

Magdalena Mazurak
Kardiol Pol 2008;66(6):712-715.

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Vol 66, No 6 (2008)
Other
Published online: 2008-06-23
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

120 years ago, Louis Fallot described a congenital heart malformation consisted of a special constellation. This was a cyanotic malformation, hence the term ‘the blue baby syndrome’. In 1949 there was a first trial of correction of tetralogy of Fallot by joining pulmomary artery with subclavial artery. This vessels connection was fixed in medical terminology as Blalock-Taussig shunt.

Abstract

120 years ago, Louis Fallot described a congenital heart malformation consisted of a special constellation. This was a cyanotic malformation, hence the term ‘the blue baby syndrome’. In 1949 there was a first trial of correction of tetralogy of Fallot by joining pulmomary artery with subclavial artery. This vessels connection was fixed in medical terminology as Blalock-Taussig shunt.
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Keywords

Blalock-Taussig shunt; tetralogy of Fallot; history of medicine

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Title

Letter to the editor
Fallot, Blalock and Taussig – the ‘Blue Babies’ Odyssey

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 66, No 6 (2008)

Pages

712-715

Published online

2008-06-23

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2008;66(6):712-715.

Keywords

Blalock-Taussig shunt
tetralogy of Fallot
history of medicine

Authors

Magdalena Mazurak

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