Journal article

Outcomes of the Arterial Switch Operation in Children Less Than 2.5 Kilograms

Tyson A Fricke, Anne Eva Bulstra, Benjamin R Loyer, Robert G Weintraub, Yves d'Udekem, Christian P Brizard, Igor E Konstantinov

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2017


BACKGROUND: Children with body weight less than 2.5 kg who undergo the arterial switch operation (ASO) represent a challenging group. We sought to determine outcomes of patients with weight less than 2.5 kg at ASO at a single institution. METHODS: All patients who underwent an ASO with biventricular repair and weighed less than 2.5 kg at time of surgery were identified from the hospital database and reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS: From 1983 to 2014, 870 patients underwent an ASO with biventricular repair at our institution. At the time of ASO, 31 patients (3.6%, 31 of 870) weighed less than 2.5 kg (mean 2.1; median 2.1; range, 1.1 to 2.4). Twenty-nine patients underwent an ASO for d-trans..

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