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.
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Adult congenital procedures
March 17, 2017
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
Estimating Mortality Risk for Adult Congenital Heart Surgery: An Analysis of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database
November 16, 2015
Using the STS Database, a mortality risk score was developed for adult patients undergoing congenital heart surgery. Procedure-specific outcomes differed by age category. The age-specific mortality risk score was more accurate than a score for all age categories (81% vs 78%).
August 11, 2015
This video demonstrates a laparoscopic repair of symptomatic left-side Bochdalek hernia in a 20-year-old female.
July 28, 2015
This video demonstrates the treatment of a 64-year-old male who presented with right-sided heart failure symptoms. The patient had a severely dilated right sub-coronary sinus of Valsalva aneurysm, causing right ventricular outflow tract obstruction.
June 9, 2015
This video depicts the surgical correction of a complex congenital arterial venous coronary fistula in a 49-year-old male patient, who presented with a three-day history of palpitations and a continuous murmur.
April 2, 2015
Repair of this congenital defect in 34 pts was associated with no early mortality and substantial improvement in LV function (EF, shortening fraction, LVEDD). No postoperative circulatory support was required.
August 18, 2014
This video demonstrates two different hybrid pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) strategies in the increasingly growing young adult population of patients with tetralogy of Fallot and pulmonary valve dysfunction.
July 17, 2014
Filmed at the 2014 STS Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, this roundtable discussion focuses on the management of adults with congenital heart disease. Joseph Dearani moderates this discussion with Stephanie Fuller, Ralph Mosca, and Thomas MacGillivray.
May 7, 2014
Results of a 50 year experience with surgery for cortriatriatum sinister were summarized. A mix of infants and adults underwent treatment, consisting of membrane excision on CPB. 10 year survival was 83%, and all patients were in NYHA class I or II at follow-up.