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Long-term results of left ventricular reconditioning and anatomic correction for systemic right ventricular dysfunction after atrial switch procedures

NC Poirier, JH Yu, CP Brizard, RBB Mee

Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2004


OBJECTIVES: Systemic right ventricular failure after atrial switch procedures for transposition of the great arteries has been addressed at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital (1981-1993) and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1993-2001) with reconditioning of the morphologically left ventricle by means of pulmonary artery banding followed by an arterial switch operation and an atrial reseptation. METHODS: Thirty-nine patients (Royal Children's Hospital, 19; Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 20) with a median age of 10.8 years (range, 13 months-24 years) entered this protocol a median of 10.3 years (range, 0.5-24 years) after an atrial switch procedure. RESULTS: The median duration of pulmonary a..

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