Long-term outcomes following repair of truncus arteriosus and interrupted aortic arch
Phillip S Naimo, Tyson A Fricke, Melissa GY Lee, Yves D'Udekem, Robert G Weintraub, Christian P Brizard, Igor E Konstantinov
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2020
OBJECTIVES: We aim to evaluate the long-term outcomes following repair of truncus arteriosus with an interrupted aortic arch. METHODS: We reviewed all children (n = 24) who underwent repair of truncus arteriosus and an interrupted aortic arch between 1979 and 2018 in a single institution. The morphology of the interrupted aortic arch was type A in 5, type B in 18 and type C in 1. RESULTS: The median age at repair was 10 days and the median weight was 3.1 kg. Direct end-to-side anastomosis of the ascending and descending aorta was performed in 16 patients (67%, 16/24), patch augmentation in 5 patients (21%, 5/24) and direct anastomosis with the use of an interposition graft to the descending ..View full abstract
Awarded by NHMRC
Awarded by NHRMC
Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia
P.S.N. was supported by the NHMRC post-graduate scholarship (1150242). T.A.F. was supported by the NHRMC postgraduate scholarship (1134203). M.G.Y.L. was supported by the NHRMC post-graduate scholarship (1134274). Y.d'U. is a Career Development Fellow of the National Heart Foundation of Australia (CR 10M 5339), a Clinician Practitioner Fellow of the NHMRC (1082186).