Journal article

Determinants of acute events leading to mortality after shunt procedure in univentricular palliation

Tomislav Santro, Yves d'Udekem, Diana Zannino, Ben Hobbes, Igor E Konstantinov, Christian Brizard, Johann Brink

The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2019


OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to identify determinants of adverse outcomes in patients undergoing univentricular palliation after the shunt procedure. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of patients with univentricular lesions undergoing modified Blalock-Taussig shunt and central shunt placement, with or without concomitant Norwood/Damus-Kaye-Stansel procedures, between 2004 and 2014. RESULTS: Overall, 246 patients were included, with 150 patients undergoing concomitant Norwood/Damus-Kaye-Stansel procedure. The 30-day and in-hospital mortality were 7.3% and 14.6%, respectively. Progression to bidirectional cavopulmonary connection was achieved in 76% of patients. Acute events oc..

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