François Lacour Gayet

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From January 1978 to December 1988, 109 phrenic nerve paralyses (PNP) occurred in a total of 9149 cardiac operations performed in a population of patients younger than 15 years old (1.2%) whose age varied from 1 day to 15 years old and mean weight was 11.3 +/- 8.7 kg. PNP was diagnosed in 43 patients after closed procedures (1.2% of 3509 procedures) and in(More)
BACKGROUND Introduction of balloon dilatation has become the standard treatment for recurrent aortic arch obstruction and has changed the therapeutic approach to patients with this disorder. OBJECTIVES Whether all patients with recurrent aortic arch obstruction are candidates for balloon dilatation remains unanswered. In addition, only few reports have(More)
There is still no consensus regarding the most appropriate protocol for managing symptomatic patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) presenting during early infancy. From January 1987 to April 1994, 83 patients with TOF were operated on at less than 6 months of age. Sixty patients (mean age 109 +/- 5 days) underwent primary repair and 23 (mean age 72 +/- 10(More)
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