Truncus arteriosus repair: A 40-year multicenter perspective
Phillip S Naimo, Douglas Bell, Tyson A Fricke, Yves d'Udekem, Christian P Brizard, Nelson Alphonso, Igor E Konstantinov
JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2021
OBJECTIVE: To examine the long-term surgical outcomes of patients who underwent truncus arteriosus (TA) repair. METHODS: Between 1979 and 2018, a total of 255 patients underwent TA repair at 3 Australian hospitals. Data were obtained by review of medical records from initial admission until last cardiology follow-up. RESULTS: At the time of TA repair, the median patient age was 44 days, and median weight was 3.5 kg. Early mortality was 13.3% (34 of 255), and overall survival was 76.8 ± 2.9% at 20 years. Neonatal surgery and low operative weight were risk factors for early mortality. Most deaths (82.5%; 47 of 57) occurred within the first year following repair. A coronary artery anomaly and e..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Government Research Training Program
Awarded by Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship
Dr Naimo is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Medical Research Postgraduate Scholarship and the Australian Government Research Training Program (1150242). Dr Fricke is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship and an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (1134203). Dr d'Udekem is a Career Development Fellow of the National Heart Foundation of Australia (CR 10M 5339), and a Clinician Practitioner Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (1082186).