Thesis / Dissertation

Long-term outcomes of truncus arteriosus repair

Phillip Salvatore Naimo, Igor Konstantinov (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Truncus arteriosus is a rare congenital cardiac defect which results in a single common arterial trunk exiting the heart which supplies the systemic, pulmonary, and coronary circulations. The truncus itself is guarded by a single, often large common valve – the truncal valve – which separates the truncus from both the left and right ventricle. Truncus arteriosus has an incidence of 3 to 10 per 100,000 live births. Although only 0.7% – 3% of all congenital cardiac anomalies are due to truncus arteriosus, it accounts for 4% of all critical congenital cardiac anomalies. Patients typically present early in life with symptoms of cyanosis and congestive cardiac failure. Nowadays, surgery is undert..

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