Byung Won Yoo

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OBJECTIVES In correction of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), surgical strategies to minimize right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) enlargement have recently been preferred. However, we may be confronted with residual pulmonary stenosis (PS) combined with pulmonary regurgitation (PR), and how the pressure load affects these patients is not evident. METHODS We(More)
OBJECTIVE Congestive hepatopathy after a Fontan operation can have a major effect on long-term morbidity. We evaluated congestive hepatopathy in patients with Fontan circulation using transient elastography to determine which risk factors for hepatopathy are related to liver stiffness (LS). METHODS We evaluated 46 patients with Fontan circulation and 26(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The rigid coupling between the delivery wire and the right atrial disk has been occasionally encountered during transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect (ASD). Therefore the device frequently makes a perpendicular angle, and the leading edge of left atrial disk slips through the defect and prolapses into right atrium (RA)(More)
The purpose of this study is to investigate the association of programmed death-1 gene (PD-1) polymorphisms with genetic predispositions to Kawasaki disease (KD). A total of 73 patients with KD and 100 healthy controls were enrolled from 2007 to 2008. Two single nucleotide polymorphisms of the PD-1 gene, rs41386349 and rs2227981, were analyzed. Higher T(More)
Traumatic ventricular septal defect (VSD) resulting from blunt chest injury is a very rare event. The mechanisms of traumatic VSD have been of little concern to dateuntil now, but two dominant theories have been described. In one, the rupture occurs due to acute compression of the heart; in the other, it is due to myocardial infarction of the septum. The(More)
Repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) has shown excellent outcomes. However it leaves varying degrees of residual hemodynamic impairment, with severe pulmonary stenosis (PS) and free pulmonary regurgitation (PR) at both ends of the spectrum. Since the 1980s, studies evaluating late outcomes after TOF repair revealed the adverse impacts of residual chronic PR(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term outcomes of patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) are known to be related with right ventricular (RV) volume overload, severity of pulmonary insufficiency (PI) and the type of outflow repair. Right ventricular restrictive physiology (RVRP) has also been reported to interfere with several factors influencing the late result in(More)
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