This site is not optimized for Internet Explorer 8 (or older).
Please upgrade to a newer version of Internet Explorer or use an alternate browser such as Chrome or Firefox.
In Global News: The Benefits of Exercise Before Surgery, Heart Valve Updates, and Studying Innovative HLHS Therapies
February 16, 2018
January 8, 2018
A refreshing brief editorial comment on hydrohemodynamics on the occasion of critiquing a manuscript on related echocardiographic computations in neonates. The focus is on the Laplacean principles of compliance/elastance applied to the left ventricle.
December 13, 2017
Martin and colleagues analyzed in-hospital complications, transplant-free survival, and long-term reintervention for patients receiving a Fontan operation over 20 years, with a specific focus on differences between patients with and without hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS).
Recoarctation After Norwood I Procedure for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: Impact of Patch Material
January 28, 2017
The authors assessed the influence of patch material type on the incidence of recoarctation in infants undergoing Norwood I repair for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Among 145 patients, recoarctation developed in 18% at a median of 4.3 months. At 2 years, freedom from recoarctation was about 85% for homograft and autologous pericardium, whereas i
Prediction of imminent, severe deterioration of children with parallel circulations using real-time processing of physiologic data
June 4, 2016
In order to develop an algorithm for identifying acute deterioration (urgent intubation or cardiopulmonary resuscitation) in infants with parallel systemic and pulmonary circulation, continuous physiologic monitoring data of 25 patients were retrospecitively reviewed and analyzed. 20 events were identified in 13 infants. The algorithm was effective
Mitral Stenosis and Aortic Atresia—A Risk Factor for Mortality After the Modified Norwood Operation in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
December 24, 2015
The impact of combined mitral stenosis and aortic atresia on outcomes of Norwood procedures for hypoplastic left heart syndrome was examined in a single institution. The incidence among 74 operated patients was 19%. Mortality for affected patients was 29% vs 7% for the other patients. The mechanism of mortality appeared to be myocardial ischemia.