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Ventricular Septal Dysfunction After Surgical Closure of Multiple Ventricular Septal Defects
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.