Absorbable pulmonary artery banding: a strategy for reducing reoperations
Michael Daley, Christian P Brizard, Igor E Konstantinov, Johann Brink, Bryn Jones, Yves d'Udekem
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIO-THORACIC SURGERY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2017
Objectives: Pulmonary artery banding (PAB) remains in the armamentarium of techniques for several congenital cardiac anomalies, but necessitates a reoperation for eventual removal. We sought to assess the efficacy of an absorbable PAB in obviating the requirement for reoperation. Methods: From 2003 to 2015, 45 consecutive patients with a median age of 1.6 months (2 days-11 months) underwent placement of a polydioxanone absorbable PAB. In 28 patients (62%), the band was placed concomitantly to a ventricular septal defect (VSD) closure and in 17 (38%), the band was the sole procedure for the VSDs. Fourteen patients had additional cardiac anomalies and 9 patients had aortic arch anomalies, whic..View full abstract
Awarded by NHMRC
The authors acknowledge support provided to the Murdoch Children's Research Institute through the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Programme. Yves d'Udekem is a NHMRC Clinician Practitioner Fellow (1082186).