J J De Giovanni

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BACKGROUND Classic first-stage Norwood repair of hypoplastic left heart syndrome uses a homograft patch enlargement to obtain an unobstructed aorta and coronary arteries. Because of possible disadvantages of the homograft, such as lack of growth, degeneration and calcification, and availability, we have tried to repair the aorta without patch(More)
The role of balloon dilation for native coarctation in neonates is controversial, due to the relatively high recurrence rate. Balloon dilation may however provide adequate palliation in preterm infants, by relieving symptoms and allowing somatic growth until definitive surgical repair can be performed. We report successful balloon angioplasty, on 2(More)
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