Novel approaches of Iranian surgeons
The Pulmonary Artery Reconstruction (PAR) Program is dedicated to the highest level of comprehensive care for children and adults with congenital and acquired abnormalities of the pulmonary arteries. Stanford children hospital pioneered this program. In fact, pulmonary artery reconstruction can be performed safely and effectively with the correct indications and technique.
Now in Iran, Dr. Edraki and his team in Namazi Hospital affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences developed this surgical treatment for infants.
This is the first time that Iranian cardiologists innovated reconstruction of pulmonary arteries.
This surgical treatment covers of a range of conditions, including but not limited to:
• Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) with pulmonary atresia and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries (MAPCAs)
• MAPCAs associated with other cardiac anatomy, including transposition of the great arteries, pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum and various single ventricle anomalies
• Pulmonary artery stenosis associated with Williams syndrome and non-Williams elastin arteriopathy
• Pulmonary artery abnormalities in individuals with Alagille syndrome
• Isolated aortic origin of a branch pulmonary artery
• Pulmonary artery stenosis after surgery for congenital heart disease
- Other types of pulmonary artery stenosis or narrowing (hypoplasia)
If you, your child or a patient in your care has these conditions, Iranian cardiologists may be able to help.
Date: 2019/8/62019 June 8