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Inferior vena cava-pulmonary artery extracardiac conduit. A new form of right heart bypass.
From November 1988 to May 1989, four patients underwent total right heart bypass by means of bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis and interposition of an extracardiac conduit from the inferiorExpand
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Early extubation of the trachea after open heart surgery for congenital heart disease. A review of 3 years' experience.
The results of early extubation after open heart surgery for congenital heart disease in 209 consecutive patients have been reviewed. No patient younger than 3 months of age, 52% of those between 3Expand
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Risks of acute renal failure after cardiopulmonary bypass surgery in children: a retrospective 10-year case-control study.
To our knowledge there are no case-control studies that have examined the main risk factors for acute renal failure (ARF) following cardiopulmonary bypass surgery in children. We therefore evaluatedExpand
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Revision of previous Fontan connections to total extracardiac cavopulmonary anastomosis: A multicenter experience.
BACKGROUND Conversion to total extracardiac cavopulmonary anastomosis is an option for managing patients with dysfunction of a prior Fontan connection. METHODS Thirty-one patients (19.9 +/- 8.8Expand
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Bidirectional cavopulmonary shunts: clinical applications as staged or definitive palliation.
A standard Glenn anastomosis between the superior vena cava and the right pulmonary artery has been the accepted mode of treatment for patients with complex cyanotic congenital heart disease. WeExpand
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Airway obstructions associated with congenital heart disease in infancy.
Significant airway obstruction may complicate the natural and surgical history of infants with congenital heart diseases. Airway obstruction occurred in 12 infants who had operations for congenitalExpand
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Atrioventricular canal in Down syndrome. Prevalence of associated cardiac malformations compared with patients without Down syndrome.
The atrioventricular canal is the "classic" congenital heart anomaly in Down syndrome. We may learn more of the nature of this disorder by careful study of the anatomic characteristics of the cardiacExpand
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Extracardiac Fontan operation for complex cardiac anomalies: seven years' experience.
METHODS Between 1988 and 1995, 60 patients with complex cardiac anomalies underwent a total extracardiac cavopulmonary connection, a combination of a bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis with anExpand
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Atrioventricular septal defects with severe left ventricular hypoplasia. Staged palliation.
The natural and surgical history of patients with atrioventricular septal defect, severe left ventricular hypoplasia and right ventricular dominance is poor. We report a successful case of stagedExpand
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The scimitar syndrome: an Italian multicenter study.
BACKGROUND Scimitar syndrome is a rare congenital heart disease. To evaluate the results of managing this malformation surgically, we have embarked on a multicenter Italian study involving sevenExpand
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