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Association of Pulmonary Conduit Type and Size With Durability in Infants and Young Children

Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Jeffrey A. Poynter, Pirooz Eghtesady, Brian W. McCrindle, Henry L. Walters,Paul M. Kirshbom, Eugene H. Blackstone, S. Adil Husain, David M. Overman, Erle H. Austin, Tara Karamlou, Andrew J. Lodge, James D. St. Louis, Peter J. Gruber, Gerhard Ziemer, Ryan R. Davies, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, John W. Brown, William G. Williams, Christo I. Tchervenkov, Marshall L. Jacobs, Christopher A. Caldarone, Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society

Factors affecting RV to PA conduit durability were investigated in a multi-institution study involving 429 infants <2 years old.  Conduit durability at a median f/u of 6 years was 63%.  Earlier replacement was associated with a smaller z-score, and durability was reduced with implantation of allografts from aorta or PA compared to use of a valved bovine jugular vein. 

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