David James Barron

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OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to identify the factors affecting early and late outcome following the Fontan procedure in the current era. We have examined whether conventional selection criteria, the 'Ten Commandments', are still applicable in the current era. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 1988 and July 2004, 406 patients underwent a(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to determine the outcomes of patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries after restoration of the morphologically left ventricle to the systemic circulation. METHODS Between November 1991 and June 2001, a total of 54 patients (median age 3.2 years, range 7 weeks-40 years) with either(More)
OBJECTIVE We proposed that a right-sided right ventricle-pulmonary artery conduit during the stage I Norwood procedure would facilitate pulmonary artery reconstruction during the stage II procedure. METHODS Between 2002 and 2006, 153 patients underwent Norwood stage I reconstruction with a right ventricle-pulmonary artery conduit (125 in the right-sided(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the results of arterial switch operation and closure of ventricular defects (ASO+VSDc) for double outlet right ventricle with sub-pulmonary ventricular septal defect (Taussig-Bing anomaly). METHODS Between 1988 and 2003, 33 patients (25 male, 76%) with Taussig-Bing anomaly underwent ASO+VSDc (median age 39 days, 1 day-2.1(More)
OBJECTIVE Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries is a complex lesion with a high rate of natural attrition. We evaluated the outcomes of our strategy of unifocalization in the management of these patients. METHODS From 1989 to 2008, 216 patients entered a pathway aiming for complete repair by(More)
OBJECTIVE(S) Anatomic repair for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) has been shown to improve patient survival. We sought to examine long-term outcomes in patients after anatomic repair with focus on results in high-risk patients, the fate of the neo-aortic valve, and occurrence of morphologically left ventricular(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the blood and tissue concentrations of flucloxacillin and amoxicillin during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in infants weighing less than 5 kg. METHODS Eleven patients aged between 3 and 60 days and weighing <5 kg. Intravenous flucloxacillin 30 mg kg(-1) and amoxicillin 30 mg kg(-1) were administered at time of anaesthesia. Blood and(More)
BACKGROUND Mitral valve replacement (MVR) is occasionally indicated in infants and young children, necessitating the use of small prostheses. The performance of these small valves during somatic growth of the patient can lead to patient-prosthesis mismatch. This study examines performance of these valves over time to establish predicted performance and(More)
BACKGROUND This study is a single-center experience with surgical repair of anomalous origin of left coronary artery from pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) with focus on the management of associated mitral regurgitation (MR). METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of cases presenting to a quaternary referral center between November 1990 and October 2011.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of the double-switch procedure for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries for patients completing morphologic left ventricle training by means of pulmonary artery banding with the outcome of patients whose morphologic left ventricle did not require training. METHODS A(More)