Journal article

Common atrioventricular valve failure during single ventricle palliation

Gregory King, Thomas L Gentles, David S Winlaw, Rachel Cordina, Andrew Bullock, Leeanne E Grigg, Nelson Alphonso, Dorothy J Radford, Diana Zannino, Edward Buratto, Yves d'Udekem

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

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To determine the risk of atrioventricular valve failure (valve intervention or moderate or greater regurgitation) during the lifetime of patients with single ventricle physiology and common atrioventricular valve. METHODS: Patients' data were extracted from an existing bi-national, population based registry. A retrospective review of their medical records was undertaken to determine the incidence of atrioventricular valve repair/replacement or moderate or greater regurgitation. RESULTS: From a registry of 1468 Fontan survivors, 136 patients with common atrioventricular valve were identified. Complete echocardiographic follow-up was available for 114 patients. Median length of fol..

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Awarded by NHMRC Heart Kids


Funding Acknowledgements

The Australia and New Zealand Fontan Registry is funded by grants from the NHMRC (APP1012241) Heart Kids and the ANZ Bank Trustees. Yves d'Udekem is a Career Development Fellow of the National Heart Foundation of Australia (CR 10M 5339). Yves d'Udekem is a National Health and Medical Research Council Clinician Practitioner Fellow (1082186). The Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program supported this research project.