Aortopulmonary Window

Defintion

The aortopulmonary window is a connection between the aorta and the pulmonary artery.

Aortopulmonary window before surgery

Operation

The heart-lung machine is connected to the child and the heart is stopped by cardioplegia. The aorta is opened in the area of the defect and the aorta and the pulmonary artery are reconstructed using patches.

Aortopulmonary window after surgery