Journal article

The ordeal of left atrioventricular valve replacement in children under 1 year of age

Elie B Sawan, Johann Brink, Jerome Soquet, Matt Liava'A, Christian P Brizard, Igor E Konstantinov, Yves d'Udekem

INTERACTIVE CARDIOVASCULAR AND THORACIC SURGERY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: This study reviews the outcomes of children under 1 year of age who had left atrioventricular valve (LAVV) replacement (LAVVR) in one centre and explores the benefits of an innovative approach for LAVVR in very small patients. METHODS: Thirteen consecutive patients operated for LAVV replacement between 1997 and 2016 were reviewed retrospectively. Indication for surgery was regurgitation in 7, stenosis in 5 and both stenosis and regurgitation in 1. Nine patients (69%) had previous LAVV repair. Median age at surgery was 126 days (39-327 days). In the primary surgery, 7 mechanical valves and 1 mitral homograft were implanted. Five inverted semilunar valve conduits were implanted con..

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