Journal article

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Prior to Bidirectional Cavopulmonary Connection in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Bryn O Jones, Michael R Ditchfield, Glenn D Cahoon, Pollyanna Hardy, Yves d'Udekem, Christian P Brizard, Daniel J Penny, Michael MH Cheung

HEART LUNG AND CIRCULATION | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2010

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Recent evidence has suggested that haemodynamic information obtained from cardiac catheterisation is not essential in pre-operative assessment of children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) undergoing Bidirectional Cavopulmonary Connection (BCPC). Therefore our unit changed to cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in 2006. We aimed to compare peri-operative outcomes before and after this change. METHODS: Children with HLHS who underwent BCPC between 2004 and 2008 were identified. Data were collected regarding pre-operative findings and peri-operative outcomes. RESULTS: Forty patients were identified-catheterisation (n=21), MRI (n=19). Catheterisation patients were old..

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