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Left-Sided Reoperations After Arterial Switch Operation: A European Multicenter Study
Vida and colleagues retrospectively reviewed 111 left-sided reoperations after an arterial switch operation (ASO) across 17 ECHSA centers between 1975 and 2010. The authors found a low reoperation frequency of 1.4% after ASO. Initial diagnosis of D-transposition of the great arteries (D-TGA) was more common among patients who required reoperation than was diagnosis of double-outlet right ventricle TGA-type, however a greater percentage of the latter group encountered postoperative complications (5 of 12, versus 16 of 99). The majority of survivors were asymptomatic at last follow-up, with only 13% in New York Heart Association class II and only 3% in class III.
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