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VSD

April 12, 2016
Results of an audit of the National Congenital Heart Disease database were evaluted to determine characteristics of patients undergoing reoperation within 30 days of their primary procedure.  Among over 18,000 patients, 3.5% had early reoperations.  The reoperations were most commonly arterial shunt, PA band, and VSD procedures.  60 day mortality was
April 12, 2016
This video shows the closure of a ventricular septal defect via a right axillary thoracotomy in a 10-month-old baby girl.
February 4, 2016
This video demonstrates the use of computational fluid dynamics after performing the Rastelli procedure.
October 20, 2014
This video demonstrates a hybrid procedure for the closure of a large muscular ventricular septal defect in a 4-month-old boy. This direct approach is very useful in small patients with apical defects and difficult vascular access.
October 1, 2014
Optimal management of a VSD at the time of coarctation repair is controversial.  The retrospective review of the Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium 1982-2007 evaluated outcomes for 2,022 patients.    The presence of a VSD increased operative mortality 4-fold to 8.3%.  Patients underwent coarct repair and VSD closure at an older age (87 days) than for
February 15, 2014
The authors performed VSD closure in children using a 3-port technique and compared the outcomes to patients undergoing open repair. The MIS approach was associated with shorter ICU stay, shorter hospital stay, fewer blood transfusions, and less opioid use.
February 7, 2014
Redmond Burke MD, Chief of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery at Miami Children's Hospital demonstrates the operative repair and postoperative recovery for a child with VSD.
March 17, 2013
In the second videoclip exploring congenitally corrected transposition, we show a specimen in which the potentially corrected circulatory patterns are uncorrected to a degree by the presence of a ventricular septal defect.
March 15, 2012
The aortic translocation operation for d-TGV, VSD, and PS was first performed in June, 1983. Since then, the senior author has been directly involved in 24 such operations with one early death.

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