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BACKGROUND In ventricular dilatation or hypertrophy, an elevated end-diastolic pressure is often assumed to be secondary to increased myocardial stiffness, but stiffness is rarely measured in vivo because of difficulty. We measured in vitro passive stiffness of volume- or pressure-overloaded myocardium mainly from congenital heart disease. METHODS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Traditionally, after prenatal diagnosis of hypoplastic left-heart syndrome (HLHS) couples have been offered termination of pregnancy or comfort care. Success of postnatal surgical options such as the Norwood procedure have been associated with survival of up to 60%. Whether survival is affected by the congenital anomaly being identified(More)
OBJECTIVES A combined atrial and arterial switch procedure was performed in selected patients with congenitally corrected transposition to establish the morphological left ventricle as the systemic ventricle. Immediate and early follow up results are presented. BACKGROUND Progressive right ventricular dysfunction and tricuspid regurgitation are common in(More)
We report the successful management of a patient who suffered embolisation of a Bjork-Shiley mitral prosthetic valve disc after fracture of the minor strut. Emergency surgical treatment was responsible for her survival. The disc was recovered through the abdominal aorta at a subsequent operation, performed once the condition of the patient had stabilised.(More)
Until recently the outlook for neonates with distal tracheal stenosis was uniformly poor, but several reports 1-4 have suggested that tracheal resection may be performed successfully in infants with this condition. We report the case of an infant who underwent surgery for double aortic arch and subsequently required resection of the distal trachea because(More)
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