Journal article

Outcomes of the arterial switch operation in patients with aortic arch obstruction

Tyson A Fricke, Samantha Donaldson, James R Schneider, Samuel Menahem, Yves d'Udekem, Christian P Brizard, Igor E Konstantinov

JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Transposition of the great arteries or Taussig-Bing anomaly with concomitant aortic arch obstruction is uncommon, with limited data on long-term outcomes after arterial switch operation and aortic arch obstruction repair. This study sought to determine outcomes of patients undergoing arterial switch operation and aortic arch obstruction repair at a single institution. METHODS: From 1983 to 2015, 844 patients underwent an arterial switch operation for biventricular repair at The Royal Children's Hospital. Eighty-three (9.8%, 83/844) patients underwent an arterial switch operation and aortic arch obstruction repair. RESULTS: Fifty-five (66%, 55/83) patients had transposition of the ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This project was supported by the Victoria Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. Dr Fricke is a recipient of a Postgraduate Scholarship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (1134203). Dr d'Udekem is a National Health and Medical Research Council Clinician Practitioner Fellow (1082186).