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VSD

March 28, 2018
This video demonstrates pulmonary root translocation for dextro-transposition of the great arteries. This technique maintains the growth potential of the native pulmonary valve and avoids the need for a right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit and for coronary handling.
October 17, 2017
The authors report a rare patient with complete Cantrell’s pentalogy associated with a left ventricular diverticulum, who underwent an uncomplicated full repair.
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 15, 2017
This video shows the treatment of a 4-month-old male patient, who was diagnosed with a large ventricular septal defect after evaluation for respiratory distress.
January 25, 2017
This video shows a simple operative technique for the management of scimitar syndrome with hypoplasia of the right lung and a ventricular septal defect in a six-month-old infant.
December 22, 2016
Sixteen patients underwent percutaneous placement of a VSD closure device for management of subarterial VSD with puncture through the chest wall and infundibulum of the RV.  Fifteen were successful, and 1 patient required conversion to mini-thoracotomy for pericardial effusion and tamponade.  Mean LOS was 3.5 days.  No deaths, arrhythmias, valve inju
November 23, 2016
In this single institution retrospective study, the relationship of PA pressure to long-term mortality was assessed in patients undergoing unifocalization for pulmonary atresia with VSD.  A mean PA intraoperative pressure > 25mm Hg was associated with worse survival, and was the sole predictor of medium-term death.
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 2, 2016
This single institution study evaluated the accuracy of intraoperative TEE to identify residual intramural ventricular septal defects after repair of conotruncal defects.  Intramural VSDs occurred in 10% of 337 pts; postoperative TTE identified all, intraoperative TEE identified 19.  Of abnormalities requiring catheterization or reoperation, 6 of 7 w

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