Results of an audit of the National Congenital Heart Disease database were evaluted to determine characteristics of patients undergoing reoperation within 30 days of their primary procedure. Among over 18,000 patients, 3.5% had early reoperations. The reoperations were most commonly arterial shunt, PA band, and VSD procedures. 60 day mortality was
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Congenital - Acyanotic
April 12, 2016
January 30, 2016
The authors determined the need for transannular patch enlargement (TAPE) in management of ToF by measuring the ratio between pulmonary annulus size to aortic valve annulus size (GA ratio). A retrospective analysis of 122 pts who had undergone ToF repair with or without TAPE was performed. GA ratios were smaller in patients undergoing TAPE. The GA
November 30, 2015
This video shows a rare variety of ALCAPA, where the left coronary artery originated from the non-facing sinus of the pulmonary artery.
September 14, 2015
A large left atrial myxoma arising from the posterior wall near the origin of the left pulmonary vein is very rare. This video describes the steps to remove a left atrial myxoma, and precautions to take during surgery.
April 30, 2015
Results of AV valve surgery in patients with Fontan circulation were evaluated over a 23 year period. 54 (9.3%) of patients requird AV valve surgery, mostly prior to the Fontan operation. 90% of patients were free from death or transplantation at 5 years; this fell to 81% at 10 years. Nearly 45% required AV valve reoperation. The rate of persis
April 22, 2015
This video demonstrates a Brom aortoplasty performed on a 12-year-old boy.
Reduced Hospital Mortality With Surgical Ligation of Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Premature, Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants: A Propensity Score-Matched Outcomes Study
April 15, 2015
Propensity score-matched analysis of surgical ligation versus medical management of clinically significant patent ductus arteriosus in premature (<37 weeks), extremely low birth weight infants (<1000 g). Infants undergoing surgical ligation had lower mortality (15% vs 26%) and a higher rate of routine disposition from the hospital (48% vs 41%)
March 31, 2015
This video shows an extended septal myectomy on an eight-year-old boy with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Unusual Presentation of Large Aortic Arch Aneurysms Associated with Aortic Coarctation in a 15-Year-Old Girl
February 3, 2015
This video shows the surgical correction of two large thoracic aortic aneurysms in a 15-year-old girl.
January 14, 2015
Deep hypothermia and cardioplegic myocardial arrest, with or without selective cerebral perfusion, is traditionally performed during aortic arch reconstruction. In this video, the authors describe a technique for selective cerebral perfusion combined with controlled coronary perfusion for hypoplastic aortic arch repair.