Journal article

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

Abstract

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 ..

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Awarded by NHMRC


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Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

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).