Journal article

Repair of coarctation of the aorta in infants weighing less than 2 kilograms

Catherine D Sudarshan, Andrew D Cochrane, Zhang H Jun, Rodrigo Soto, Christian P Brizard

Annals of Thoracic Surgery | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2006

Abstract

BACKGROUND: We retrospectively reviewed our experience in aortic coarctation repair on infants weighing less than 2 kg to evaluate the results and assess the rate of recoarctation in this group of patients. METHODS: Twenty-four consecutive babies weighing 2 kg or less were operated on over a period of 15 years. Median gestational age was 33 weeks (range, 30 to 36), and median weight was 1.6 kg (range, 1.0 to 2.0). Seventeen of them had associated cardiac anomalies. The methods of repair undertaken were resection with extended end-to-end anastomosis (n = 13), subclavian flap angioplasty (n = 9), carotid flap angioplasty (n = 1), and patch repair using pulmonary homograft tissue (n = 1). RESUL..

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