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Long-term Outcomes of Staged Complete Repair of Pulmonary Atresia with Ventricular Septal Defect

Friday, March 10, 2023

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Samuel J. Macalister, MD, Edward Buratto, MBBS, PhD, Phillip S. Naimo, MD, Xin Tao Ye, MD, Nicholas Fulkoski, Robert G. Weintraub, MBBS Christian P. Brizard, MD, and Igor E. Konstantinov, MD, PhD
This study reviewed records to establish how primary complete repair of pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect (PA-VSD) compares with staged repair. It was found that the survival rates of both methods are high, although the use of smaller shunts has resulted in earlier complete repair and is associated with increased risk of morbidity.

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