Journal article

Excellent Long-Term Outcomes of the Arterial Switch Operation in Patients With Intramural Coronary Arteries

Tyson A Fricke, Anne Eva Bulstra, Phillip S Naimo, Andrew Bullock, Terry Robertson, Yves d'Udekem, Christian P Brizard, Igor E Konstantinov

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2016


BACKGROUND: Intramural coronary arteries may complicate coronary artery transfer during the arterial switch operation. We sought to determine the long-term outcomes of 28 patients with intramural coronary arteries who underwent an arterial switch operation at a single institution. METHODS: All patients who had intramural coronary arteries and underwent an arterial switch operation were identified from the hospital database and retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: From 1983 to 2009, 720 patients underwent an arterial switch operation at our institution. Twenty-eight (3.9%, 28 of 720) had intramural coronary arteries. Patients with intramural coronary arteries had transposition of the great arte..

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