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
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 ..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council
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).