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ASD

September 30, 2019
This video demonstrates the central patch technique, an alternative approach to the repair of complete atrioventricular septal defects.
May 13, 2018
When she was four months old, doctors determined that Bryce would need heart surgery as soon as possible. Though she was in the 50th percentile for weight when she was born, Bryce had sunk to below zero.
March 30, 2018
Patient CareHigher risk of death from coronary artery disease was noted for Americans who drank higher quantities of sugary beverages but not for those who ate more sugary foods.
May 27, 2017
Outcomes of surgery for congenital heart defects in children with trisomy 13 or 18 were evaluated in 98 pts the Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium 1982-2008.  Hospital mortality was 28% and 13%, respectively.  Median survival was 15 years and 16 years, primarily related to cardiac  and respiratory causes. 
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
August 10, 2016
This video illustrates a no-patch closure for complete atrioventricular canal defects.
August 18, 2014
This study demonstrates the basic concepts and technique of totally endoscopic robotic ASD closure. The operation can be performed for secundum or sinus venosus type ASDs and can be combined with right-sided robotic operations including mitral or tricuspid valve pathologies.