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Outcomes of the Arterial Switch Operation in Children Less Than 2.5 Kilograms

Sunday, March 5, 2017

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Tyson A. Fricke, Anne Eva Bulstra, Benjamin R. Loyer, Robert G. Weintraub, Yves d'Udekem, Christian P. Brizard, Igor E. Konstantinov

31 pts who underwent arterial switch at a weight of 2.5 kg or less were evaluated for outcomes.  Surgery was performed at an average of 16 days of life.  Mortality was 2.8% for those weighing 2.0-2.5 kg, and was 50% for those under 2 kg.  At a mean follow-up of 13 years, 8% had required late reoperation.  There were no late deaths, and all pts were NYHA Class I at last follow-up.  

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