Sixty-five children who underwent biventricular repair were extubated early (immediately after chest closure in the operating room) or were extubated later on intensive care unit (ICU). The results of these two different strategies were compared.
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Extubation on the Operating Table in Patients With Right Ventricular Pressure Overload Undergoing Biventricular Repair
November 20, 2019
October 28, 2019
The authors present the resection of a rare isolated atrial leiomyosarcoma in an adolescent patient.
October 26, 2019
A must-read position paper.
September 13, 2019
Using the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database, investigators identified factors associated with adverse outcomes after repair of anomalous coronary arteries arising from the pulmonary artery. Operative mortality was increased related to preoperative shock and the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
August 28, 2019
This video demonstrates the surgical management of a 5-week-old patient with a post-natal diagnosis of d-transposition of the great arteries and intact ventricular septum, with a left coronary artery originating from the right sinus of Valsalva.
August 1, 2019
Corsini et al examined the results of a single-institution's 5-year experience of cardiothoracic surgery mock oral examinations.
July 30, 2019
U.S. News has just released the 2019-2020 best hospitals in the United States based on data from nearly 5,000 medical centers.
Ten Years of Data Verification: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database Audits
July 26, 2019
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database (STS CHSD) audits the data of 10% of its participants every year. Assessment of the completeness and accuracy of data fields related to demographics, preoperative risk factors, diagnosis, procedure, complications, and mortality is performed.
July 19, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest
June 25, 2019
This is a cohort study from the Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium based on data from 616 patients with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PA/IVS) treated between 1982 and 2003. Median follow-up was 16.7 years (IQR 12.6-22.7).