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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
An empirically based tool for analyzing mortality associated with congenital heart surgery.
An objective, empirically based index that can be used to identify the statistically estimated risk of in-hospital mortality by procedure and to group procedures into risk categories is created and represents an improvement over existing consensus-based methods. 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
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
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
Contemporary patterns of management of tetralogy of Fallot: data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database.
Primary repair in the first year of life is the most prevalent strategy for tetralogy of Fallot management, despite contemporary awareness of the late consequences of pulmonary insufficiency, ventriculotomy with transanular patch remains the most popular technique, both for primary repair and for repair following palliation. 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
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
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
Congenital Heart Surgery Nomenclature and Database Project: double outlet right ventricle.
A framework for the development of the DORV module for a pediatric cardiac surgical database is proposed and a careful description of the ventricular septal defect is encompassed. Expand