Alexandra Z Latcheva

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OBJECTIVES Phrenic nerve injury after paediatric heart surgery is associated with significant morbidity. Surgical plication of the diaphragm is believed to be beneficial to the patient, with difficult weaning from ventilation; however, the optimal timing remains unclear. We aimed to compare the outcome after two different strategies for treating(More)
Background. Elevated cavopulmonary pressure early after surgical creation of cavopulmonary connections is an important hemodynamic problem with grave prognostic significance. We examined the effect of administration of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) to patients with elevated cavopulmonary pressure in the early postoperative period. Methods. We retrospectively(More)
BACKGROUND The study evaluates the long-term results of surgery for anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) with special attention on the left ventricular (LV) function and mitral regurgitation. METHODS Twenty-one children underwent surgery for ALCAPA over 23 years (1987-2010). All patients underwent establishment of a(More)
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