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Congenital

January 25, 2017
This video shows a simple operative technique for the management of scimitar syndrome with hypoplasia of the right lung and a ventricular septal defect in a six-month-old infant.
December 22, 2016
Sixteen patients underwent percutaneous placement of a VSD closure device for management of subarterial VSD with puncture through the chest wall and infundibulum of the RV.  Fifteen were successful, and 1 patient required conversion to mini-thoracotomy for pericardial effusion and tamponade.  Mean LOS was 3.5 days.  No deaths, arrhythmias, valve inju
December 19, 2016
This video demonstrates the repair of partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage of the left side in an 8-year-old boy.
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
October 31, 2016
This database study evaluated outcomes of delayed sternal closure for infants undergoing surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass.  Delayed closure was associated with a 3-fold increase in infectious complications.  Time to closure was associated with an increasing rate of infectious complications.  Location of closure (OR, ICU) was not associated with adve
October 11, 2016
This video demonstrates a “split-graft technique” for heart transplant following a hybrid bridge to transplantation approach in a neonate with an underlying diagnosis of aortic atresia and hypoplastic arch.
September 27, 2016
This retrospective study evaluated whether a systemic-PA shunt in infants with TOF facilitated enlargement of the pulmonary valve annulus (PVA).  Placement of a shunt was the only factor associated with PVA growth.  This knowledge may affect how repair is staged with an eye towards avoiding a transannular patch.
September 27, 2016
MRI assessment of cerebral blood flow and calculated cerebral oxygen delivery were compared between neonates with congenital heart disease and normal controls.   Although cerebral blood flow was similar between the groups, oxygen delivery was over 30% lower in neonates with congenital heart disease, primarily because of arterial desaturation.
August 16, 2016
This video shows the rerouting of the inferior vena cava into the right atrium and the closure of the residual atrial septal defect in a four-year-old child.
August 2, 2016
This single institution study evaluated the accuracy of intraoperative TEE to identify residual intramural ventricular septal defects after repair of conotruncal defects.  Intramural VSDs occurred in 10% of 337 pts; postoperative TTE identified all, intraoperative TEE identified 19.  Of abnormalities requiring catheterization or reoperation, 6 of 7 w

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