Journal article

The quadricuspid truncal valve: Surgical management and outcomes

Phillip S Naimo, Tyson A Fricke, Melissa GY Lee, Yves d'Udekem, Johann Brink, Christian P Brizard, Igor E Konstantinov

JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the outcomes of patients with a quadricuspid truncal valve (TV) and durability of TV repair. METHOD: We reviewed 56 patients with truncus arteriosus and a quadricuspid TV who underwent complete repair between 1979 and 2018. RESULTS: TV insufficiency was present in 39 patients (mild, n = 22; moderate, n = 14; and severe, n = 3). Fourteen patients had concomitant TV surgery. Early mortality in patients who had concomitant TV surgery was 14% (2 out of 14 patients) and overall survival was 77.1% ± 11.7% at 15 years. Freedom from TV reoperation was 30.3% ± 14.6% at 15 years. Early mortality in patients who did not undergo concomitant TV surgery was 9.5% (4 out of 42 patien..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship


Awarded by Australian Government Research Training Program


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

Dr Naimo is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Medical Research Postgraduate Scholarship and an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (No. 1150242). Dr Fricke is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship and an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (No. 1134203). Dr Lee is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Medical Research Postgraduate Scholarship and an Australian Government Research Training Program (No. 1134274). Dr d'Udekem is a practitioner fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (No. 1082186).