In this article, the authors investigated the impact of the timing neonatal arterial switch operation on morbidity, mortality and costs. They included 140 patients with transposition of the great arteries and found a mortality and morbidity rate of 2% and 20%, as well as median hospital costs of $60,000.
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Congenital - Cyanotic
Earlier Arterial Switch Operation Improves Outcomes and Reduces Costs for Neonates with Transposition of the Great Arteries
February 5, 2014
March 21, 2013
The completion Fontan operation is, as the name implies, the final stage of palliation for patients who have had previous surgery to address various types of single ventricle congenital heart disease.
March 21, 2013
The superior cavopulmonary anastomosis is the first of two operations used in a staged Fontan approach for definitive palliation of functionally single ventricle hearts.
March 15, 2012
The aortic translocation operation for d-TGV, VSD, and PS was first performed in June, 1983. Since then, the senior author has been directly involved in 24 such operations with one early death.
Reverse Subclavian Flap and "Aorto-Pulmonary Window" Technique for Repair of Interrupted Aortic Arch and Common Arterial Trunk
February 19, 2012
In this video the authors demonstrate the surgical strategy for repair of interrupted aortic arch using a reverse subclavian flap and common arterial trunk using an "aortopulmonary window" type of repair in a 3.7 kg baby.
November 18, 2009
June 14, 2009
A premature baby girl was admitted to the Children’s Heart Centre Slovakia with signs of congestive heart failure and failure to thrive. On echo a common arterial trunk type A1-A2 (Van Praagh) associated with a patent foramen ovale with near confluent pulmonary arteries was diagnosed. The patient was referred for complete repair.
February 23, 2009
A multidisciplinary team approach is demonstrated to close coronary fistula in a 79-year old patient. All steps from diagnosis to treatment of this rare clinical case are shown.
Total Aortic Arch Replacement for Recurrent Mycotic Pseudo-Aneurysm in 5 Year Old Following Fontan Procedure
March 11, 2008
STSA 2006 Editor's Note
January 22, 2008