This video demonstrates a posterior tunnel Fontan and Senning-type pulmonary venous baffle in a patient with complex single-ventricle anatomy.
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Single ventricle and palliative procedures
February 12, 2020
January 27, 2020
Dr James Tweddell performs a biventricular repair in a patient with hypoplastic left heart syndrome previously palliated with a Norwood/Sano and a bidirectional Glenn.
November 11, 2019
In this video, the authors present the surgical management of a neonate with dilated cardiomyopathy.
July 19, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest
June 21, 2019
Migally and colleagues retrospectively evaluated data from the Pediatric Heart Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial to determine whether regional cerebral perfusion (RCP) affected outcomes for neonates undergoing the Norwood operation.
May 20, 2019
This video illustrates a Norwood procedure with right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery conduit in a neonate with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (aortic atresia and mitral stenosis).
January 31, 2019
Vitanova and colleagues reviewed outcomes of systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt surgery to identify potential risk factors for negative outcomes in neonates. Between 2000 and 2016, 305 shunts were implanted in 280 newborns, with a median age of 9 days old. Shunt failure occurred in 8% of patients, and shunt-related mortality was 4%.
November 21, 2018
This video demonstrates a heart transplant for a patient with failed Fontan circulation.
Patients With Systemic Right Ventricle Are at Higher Risk of Chylothorax After Cavopulmonary Connections
November 20, 2018
Soquet and colleagues reviewed records from 289 pediatric patients who underwent 376 cavopulmonary connection (CPC) procedures to determine the incidence and associated complications of chylothorax following these procedures.
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.