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Septal defects

September 11, 2018
In this Men's Journal feature, Dr. William Novick describes his beginnings in international congenital heart surgery and how the personal credo: "Screw politics, screw religion; I'm here to help" has landed him inside the operating rooms of some of the world's most hostile regions.
September 11, 2018
The authors present two Nikaidoh procedures performed for different underlying anatomies and they discuss aspects of the operation.
September 5, 2018
Viktor Hraska discusses the motivation behind CTSNet's first Congenital Guest Editor Series and describes the important congenital heart surgery techniques that it covers.
July 19, 2018
The authors demonstrate a fourth-time redo sternotomy for an eight-year-old girl who had prior repair of an atrioventricular septal defect.
July 13, 2018
Buratto and colleagues retrospectively analyzed the outcomes of 68 patients with atrioventricular septal defects (AVSD) who underwent pulmonary artery banding between 1983 and 2016. Of these, 40 patients had balanced AVSD and 28 patients had unbalanced AVSD.
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
April 30, 2015
Results of AV valve surgery in patients with Fontan circulation were evaluated over a 23 year period.  54 (9.3%) of patients requird AV valve surgery, mostly prior to the Fontan operation.    90% of patients were free from death or transplantation at 5 years; this fell to 81% at 10 years.  Nearly 45% required AV valve reoperation.  The rate of persis
June 28, 2014
  Two-patch, single-patch, and modified single-patch repairs are accepted techniques for repair of complete atrioventricular (AV) canal defects. We propose a novel, alternative technique: the central patch technique.
April 11, 2012
The first successful series of patients operated on with a left ventricular-to-right atrial shunt was reported by Frank Gerbode, a noted surgeon at Stanford University. Gerbode described two routes for blood to travel from the left ventricle to the right atrium.
June 14, 2009
A premature baby girl was admitted to the Children’s Heart Centre Slovakia with signs of congestive heart failure and failure to thrive. On echo a common arterial trunk type A1-A2 (Van Praagh) associated with a patent foramen ovale with near confluent pulmonary arteries was diagnosed.  The patient was referred for complete repair.

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