Deborah A Schutte

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To investigate the hypothesis that embryologic abnormalities in the venous valves may be associated with abnormal cardiac development, we examined the right atrial morphologic characteristics in 20 hearts with underdevelopment of the right heart and 17 normal hearts. In the study group, 16 (80%) of the patients had significantly enlarged eustachian valves,(More)
We conducted this retrospective study to compare methods for measuring atrial septal defects and to identify factors affecting echocardiographic measurement of such defects before transcatheter closure with the CardioSEAL'Septal Occluder. We reviewed the records of patients considered for device placement at our institution from January 1997 to April 1999.(More)
BACKGROUND The Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve has been implanted successfully worldwide since its first implant in 2000. The vast majority of these valves have been implanted in pulmonary homografts. In our institution, the most common valve used for pulmonary valve replacement is the Medtronic Freestyle stentless porcine aortic heterograft. (More)
Children who have had surgical correction for congenital heart disease can present to the ED with an acute illness that could be associated with their cardiac lesion. There is no data available to summarize complications that could be associated with surgically corrected congenital heart disease. This work was undertaken to describe the common procedures(More)
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