Bauser-Heaton and colleagues evaluated outcomes for patients with complex tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries (MAPCAs), focusing on those patients who underwent unifocalization with placement of a shut rather than simultaneous intracardiac repair.
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July 3, 2019
Novel Approach to Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot With Absent Pulmonary Valve Syndrome and Severe Airway Compression
June 5, 2019
The authors present a new approach to relieving severe airway compression in tetralogy of Fallot with absent pulmonary valve and massively dilated pulmonary arteries.
Symptomatic Tetralogy of Fallot in Young Infants: Primary Repair or Shunt—Pediatric Health Information System Database Analysis
September 18, 2018
This study compares the early outcomes and hospital charges associated with early primary repair vs systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt for neonates and young infants.
Optimal Use of Z-Scores to Preserve the Pulmonary Valve Annulus During Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot
May 11, 2018
Awori and colleagues reviewed 19 published studies on repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), representing 2,500 patients of which 54.8% had a transannular patch (TAP) inserted to relieve right ventricular outflow tract obstruction.
Jimmy Kimmel Describes the Details of His Son's Emergency Heart Surgery at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
August 17, 2017
Jimmy Kimmel's son was born with Tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia. He had emergency surgery at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in the first week of his life, and this video describes the operation and he goes on to thank all the medical staff who helped in the baby's care. This video has had 11 million hits.
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.
March 21, 2017
The authors show how to perform a total correction of Tetralogy of Fallot with anomaly and pulmonary stenosis in 27-day-old male patient.
Systemic-pulmonary shunt facilitates the growth of the pulmonary valve annulus in patients with tetralogy of Fallot
September 27, 2016
This retrospective study evaluated whether a systemic-PA shunt in infants with TOF facilitated enlargement of the pulmonary valve annulus (PVA). Placement of a shunt was the only factor associated with PVA growth. This knowledge may affect how repair is staged with an eye towards avoiding a transannular patch.
Aggressive Patch Augmentation May Reduce Growth Potential of Hypoplastic Branch Pulmonary Arteries After Tetralogy of Fallot Repair
March 7, 2016
This retrospective study of 434 infants and children undergoing TOF repair focused on how methods of handling hypoplastic pulmonary arteries affects long-term outcomes. The most agressive patching technique resulted in the highest incidence of reintervention, whereas patients who had no intervention for hypoplastic pulmonary arterties had the lowest
January 30, 2016
The authors determined the need for transannular patch enlargement (TAPE) in management of ToF by measuring the ratio between pulmonary annulus size to aortic valve annulus size (GA ratio). A retrospective analysis of 122 pts who had undergone ToF repair with or without TAPE was performed. GA ratios were smaller in patients undergoing TAPE. The GA