Mery and colleagues retrospectively reviewed outcomes of 383 neonates and infants undergoing repair of congenital heart defects to determine if the presence of congenital gastrointestinal (GI) malformations affected cardiac surgery outcomes.
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Congenital - Cyanotic
November 14, 2017
October 17, 2017
Hobbes and colleagues retrospectively evaluated systemic-to-pulmonary shunt procedures for 173 patients over a 10-year period at a single institution. Despite their importance for many patients with single ventricle or complex biventricular lesions, shunt procedures carry a high risk of morbidity and mortality.
September 20, 2017
Vida and colleagues retrospectively reviewed 111 left-sided reoperations after an arterial switch operation (ASO) across 17 ECHSA centers between 1975 and 2010. The authors found a low reoperation frequency of 1.4% after ASO.
May 18, 2017
He weighed merely 470 grams at birth and was just the size of a palm. He was born prematurely after 28 weeks (5.5 months). His eyes hadn't opened, lungs weren't developed, skin resembled parchment paper, too fragile and delicate to touch, and he had heart complications.
March 21, 2017
The authors show how to perform a total correction of Tetralogy of Fallot with anomaly and pulmonary stenosis in 27-day-old male patient.
March 17, 2017
Three quarters of a century in caring for patients with congenital heart disease are summarized well in this brief viewpoint article, with the big data issue discussed.
January 10, 2017
A comprehensive discussion on an important parameter for cardiologists and surgeons dealing with congenital and structural / valve disease, as applicable to the systemic circulation
Pulmonary flow study predicts survival in pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries
November 23, 2016
In this single institution retrospective study, the relationship of PA pressure to long-term mortality was assessed in patients undergoing unifocalization for pulmonary atresia with VSD. A mean PA intraoperative pressure > 25mm Hg was associated with worse survival, and was the sole predictor of medium-term death.
November 23, 2016
A single institution experience during 22 years for early repair of complete AV canal defects (CAVCD) is reported. Repair was performed in 159 pts between 8 and 12 weeks of age. Operative mortality was 1.9% and later mortality was 7.7%. 13% required reoperation during long-term follow-up, primarily for left AV valve regurgitation. Left AV valve
July 12, 2016
This video shows the reconstruction of the pulmonary artery in an 8-year-old girl, who had undergone repair of truncus arteriosus at the age of one.