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Figure 3a :Gentle palpation of the left axillary artery in a deeply sleeping, nonintubated newborn with complete transposition of the great arteries with severe left ventricular outflow tract obstruction prior to duct stenting. The head is slightly turned to the right, the angle of left upper limb to thorax has to be about 120140; an extreme extension of the left arm leads to tension on the axillary area, which might be unfavorable for direct puncture of the artery.

Figure 3a :Gentle palpation of the left axillary artery in a deeply sleeping, nonintubated newborn with complete transposition of the great arteries with severe left ventricular outflow tract obstruction prior to duct stenting. The head is slightly turned to the right, the angle of left upper limb to thorax has to be about 120140; an extreme extension of the left arm leads to tension on the axillary area, which might be unfavorable for direct puncture of the artery.