Journal article

Survey of multinational surgical management practices in tetralogy of Fallot

Sara Hussain, Osman Al-Radi, Tae-Jin Yun, Zhongdong Hua, Budi Rahmat, Suresh Rao, An Qi, Charles Fraser, Yves d'Udekem, Quazi Ibrahim, Ingrid Copland, Richard Whitlock, Glen Van Arsdell

Cardiology in the Young | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A wide variety of surgical strategies are used in tetralogy of Fallot repair. We sought to describe the international contemporary practice patterns for surgical management of tetralogy of Fallot. METHODS: Surgeons from 18 international paediatric cardiac surgery centres (representing over 1800 tetralogy of Fallot cases/year) completed a Research Electronic Data Capture-based survey. Participating countries include: China (4), India (2), Nepal (1), Korea (1), Indonesia (1), Saudi Arabia (3), Japan (1), Turkey (1), Australia (1), United States of America (2), and Canada (1). Summary measures were reported as means and counts (percentages). Responses were weighted based on case vol..

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