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Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery: collective review of surgical therapy.
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery is an extremely rare but potentially fatal congenital coronary anomaly. Prompt surgical reestablishment of a two-coronary systemExpand
Trends in vascular ring surgery.
Computed tomographic scanning has replaced barium swallow as the diagnostic procedure of choice for vascular ring evaluation and use of a muscle-sparing left thoracotomy without routine chest drainage has decreased mean hospital stay. Expand
Coronary artery fistulas in infants and children: a surgical review and discussion of coil embolization.
Early surgical management of CAF is a safe and effective treatment resulting in 100% survival and 100% closure rate and transcatheter embolization is a reasonable alternative to standard surgical closure in only a very small, select group of patients. Expand
Characterization of inwardly rectifying K+ channel in human cardiac myocytes. Alterations in channel behavior in myocytes isolated from patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.
The results suggest that the electrophysiological characteristics of human atrial and ventricular IK1 channels were similar to those of other mammalian hearts, with the possible exception that the channel open probability in humans may be higher, that the whole-cell IK2 density is higher in human ventricle than in atrium, and that IK 1 channels in patients with DCM exhibited electrophysical properties distinct from those of ischemic cardiomyopathy. Expand
Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection: results of surgical repair of 100 patients at a single institution.
Patients with total anomalous pulmonary venous connection with biventricular anatomy have good outcomes, and patients with single-ventricle anatomy have higher mortality and increased risk for pulmonary vein stenosis requiring reoperation. Expand
Tetralogy of Fallot: results of a pulmonary valve-sparing strategy.
A pulmonary valve-sparing approach to the repair of tetralogy of Fallot was applied successfully in 80% of patients, with significant markers for success being a measured pulmonary annulus z-score of -4 or larger, a tricuspid pulmonary valve, and a postoperative pressure ratio between the right and left ventricles less than 0.7. Expand
Standardized multidisciplinary protocol improves handover of cardiac surgery patients to the intensive care unit*
A formal, structured handover process for pediatric patients transitioning to the intensive care unit after cardiac surgery can reduce medical errors that occur during the admission process and improve teamwork among caregivers. Expand
Total cavopulmonary conversion and maze procedure for patients with failure of the Fontan operation.
Fontan conversion to total cavopulmonary connection with concomitant arrhythmia surgery is excellent therapy for patients whose Fontan repair has failed and has a low incidence of recurrent arrhythmias. Expand
Congenital Heart Surgery Nomenclature and Database Project: anomalies of the coronary arteries.
The extant nomenclature for coronary artery anomalies is reviewed for the purpose of establishing a unified reporting system and a comprehensive database set is presented which is based on a hierarchical scheme. Expand
An alternative approach to the surgical management of physiologically corrected transposition with ventricular septal defect and pulmonary stenosis or atresia.
A modified approach to the surgical management of corrected transposition of the great vessels with ventricular septal defect and pulmonary stenosis or atresia was used successfully in two patients.Expand