Atrial shunts – Neurosurgical atavism or essential alternative?

A. Aschoff, K. Zweckberger & H. Steiner-Milz
Objective: The VA-shunt introduced 1949 by Nulsen, was the most common technique in the 60ties and 70ties. Due to common growth problems in children, the more difficult placement and complications such as embolism, cor pulmonale, shunt-nephritis, the implementation of VA shunts decreased. More recently[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]