Thesis / Dissertation

Outcomes of the arterial switch operation

Tyson Alexander Fricke, Igor Konstantinov (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

The last few decades have seen great advances in the world of paediatric cardiac surgery. In particular, the arterial switch operation (ASO) is one of the specialty’s most impressive achievements. It is the procedure of choice for most children born with transposition of the great arteries (TGA). This project aimed to expand our understanding of the long-term outcomes and prognosis of patients who have had an ASO for TGA. The ultimate goal of this work was to not only increase clinicians’ knowledge of the long-term consequences of the ASO but also to allow cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and paediatricians to give the parents of patients, and patients themselves, more information about thei..

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