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Primary Pulmonary Vein Stenosis: Outcomes, Risk Factors, and Severity Score in a Multicentric Study

Monday, July 10, 2017

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


David Kalfa, Emre Belli, Emile Bacha, Virginie Lambert, Duccio di Carlo, Martin Kostolny, Jukka Salminen, Matej Nosal, Alain Poncelet, Jurgen Horer, Hakan Berggren, Illya Yemets, Mark Hazekamp, Bohdan Maruszewski, George Sarris, Marco Pozzi, Tjark Ebels, François Lacour-Gayet for the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association

Kalfa and colleagues retrospectively evaluated restenosis, pulmonary vein (PV) reoperation, and mortality in patients undergoing operations for primary pulmonary vein stenosis (PPVS). Pulmonary hypertension one month after surgery and the severity of PV stenosis were risk factors for negative outcomes. Additionally, the authors found that outcomes were not different between patients receiving a sutureless repair compared to endovenectomy or patch venoplasty, underscoring the poor prognosis for patients with PPVS regardless of surgical technique.

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