Journal article

Long-Term Outcome After Pulmonary Artery Banding in Children With Atrioventricular Septal Defects

Edward Buratto, Brandon Khoo, Xin Tao Ye, Michael Daley, Christian P Brizard, Yves d'Udekem, Igor E Konstantinov

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Patients with atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) may require pulmonary artery banding (PAB), either as a part of a staged univentricular palliation or to allow delayed biventricular repair in patients presenting with early heart failure. The long-term outcomes of PAB in children with AVSD have not been previously reported. METHODS: All children with AVSD who underwent PAB at a single institution were included in the study. Data were obtained from medical records and correspondence with general practitioners and cardiologists. RESULTS: A total of 68 patients with complete AVSD underwent PAB, of whom 58.8% of patients (40 of 68) had balanced AVSD (bAVSD) and underwent PAB with i..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This project was supported by the Victoria Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. Dr Buratto is a recipient of a Reg Worcester Scholarship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a Postgraduate Scholarship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (1134340). Dr d'Udekem is a National Health and Medical Research Council Clinician Practitioner Fellow (1082186).