Journal article

Improved long-term outcomes in double-inlet left ventricle and tricuspid atresia with transposed great arteries: systemic outflow tract obstruction present at birth defines long-term outcome

Lotte C Franken, Manouk Admiraal, Charlotte E Verrall, Diana Zannino, Julian G Ayer, Ajay J Iyengar, Andrew D Cole, Gary F Sholler, Yves D'Udekem, David S Winlaw

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIO-THORACIC SURGERY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: In 2 subtypes of functional single ventricle, double inlet left ventricle (DILV) and tricuspid atresia with transposed great arteries (TA-TGA), systemic output passes through an outflow chamber before entering the aorta. Intracardiac obstruction to this pathway causing systemic outflow tract obstruction (SOTO) may be present at birth or develop over time. Long-term survival after Fontan has not been defined. We defined outcomes utilizing records from 2 centres that were cross-checked with data from a bi-national Fontan Registry for completeness and accuracy. METHODS: Two hundred and eleven patients were identified, 59 TA-TGA,152 DILV. Median follow-up was 17 years (range 4 days t..

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