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Propensity Score Matched Analysis of Cleft Closure in Complete Atrioventricular Septal Defect Repair

Friday, April 29, 2022

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Edward Buratto, MBBS, PhD Adrienne Lui, MD Thomas Hu, MD Phillip S. Naimo, MD, PhD Yaroslav Ivanov, MD, PhD Yves d’Udekem, MD, PhD Christian P. Brizard, MD Igor E. Konstantinov, MD, PhD

Repair of complete atrioventricular septal defect (cAVSD) is achieved with low mortality. However, there is a high rate of reoperation on the left atrioventricular valve (LAVV), which is often attributed to nonclosure of the cleft. Although nonclosure of the cleft has been reported to be a risk factor for reoperation, no randomized controlled or propensity-matched trials have ever been performed. We investigated the effect of cleft closure on outcomes after cAVSD repair.

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