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Ventricular Septal Dysfunction After Surgical Closure of Multiple Ventricular Septal Defects

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Hironori Matsuhisa, Naoki Yoshimura, Tomonori Higuma, Takuro Misaki, Yoshiko Onuma, Fukiko Ichida, Yoshihiro Oshima, Yutaka Okita

The author studied 16 children who underwent closer of multiple VSDs using a variety of techniques.  Global and septal function were assessed postoperatively with echo and speckle tracking imaging.  EF was correlated with the total patch area.  Septal function was significantly worse than in control pts.  Areas that were closed with synthetic material had impaired function compared to areas that were closed primarily. 

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