Journal article

TRANSPOSITION OF THE GREAT-ARTERIES WITH INTACT VENTRICULAR SEPTUM - ARTERIAL SWITCH REPAIR IN PATIENTS 21 DAYS OF AGE OR OLDER

AM DAVIS, JL WILKINSON, TR KARL, RBB MEE

The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery | MOSBY-YEAR BOOK INC | Published : 1993

Abstract

Since 1985 we have performed arterial switch repair for infants with simple transposition of the great arteries (with intact or virtually intact ventricular septum) who were younger than 2 months of age. As of December 1990, a total of 118 arterial switch operations had been performed for transposition of the great arteries with intact ventricular septum. Although correction is usually performed in the first 14 days of life, 18 infants had operations at or after 21 days (range 21 to 118 days; mean 38 days). Fourteen of 18 patients had echocardiographic or catheter evidence (or both) of low left ventricular pressure at the time of operation. None of these patients had preliminary pulmonary ar..

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