Journal article

Arrhythmia and mortality after the mustard procedure: A 30-year single-center experience

M Gelatt, RM Hamilton, BW McCrindle, M Connelly, A Davis, L Harris, RM Gow, WG Williams, GA Trusler, RM Freedom

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 1997

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Our purpose was to assess the risk factors for late mortality, loss of sinus rhythm and atrial flutter after the Mustard operation. BACKGROUND: The Mustard operation provides correction of cyanosis with low surgical risk in transposition of the great vessels. However, right ventricular failure, loss of sinus rhythm, atrial flutter and death are frequent long-term complications. METHODS: Records of 534 children who underwent the Mustard operation at a single center since 1962 were reviewed for demographic, anatomic, electrocardiographic and physiologic predictors and outcomes. RESULTS: There were 52 early deaths (9.7%). Survival analysis was undertaken for 478 early survivors with..

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