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Left and right ventricular performance after arterial switch operation

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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Source Name: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


Liselotte M. Klitsie, Arno A.W. Roest, Irene M. Kuipers, Mark G. Hazekamp, Nico A. Blom, Arend D.J. Ten Harkel

This study compared early and intermediate biventricular function after early arterial switch in 26 infants and 20 age-matched controls. At 1 year LV performance was similar in ASO and controls, whereas RV systolic and diastolic function remained impaired.  This stresses the need for ongoing monitoring of RV function after ASO.

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