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Optimal pulmonary to systemic blood flow ratio for best hemodynamic status and outcome early after Norwood operation.
Q(p)/Q(s) should be targeted at 1.5 for improved course early after first-stage Norwood palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and optimal hemodynamic status and end-organ function and higher survival correlates with Q(p/Q (s) between 1 and 2. Expand
Right ventricular outflow tract obstruction after arterial switch operation for the Taussig-Bing heart.
Postoperative right-sided obstruction occurs more frequently after ASO repair of Taussig-Bing heart than after TGA arterial switching, leading to higher reintervention rate. Expand
Aortopulmonary window associated with interrupted aortic arch: report of surgical repair of eight cases and review of literature.
BACKGROUND Patients with combined aortopulmonary window (APW) and interrupted aortic arch (IAA) malformations are rarely seen. We reviewed cases with such association with emphasis on surgicalExpand
Surgical management of congenital heart disease: evaluation according to the Aristotle score.
The actual Aristotle comprehensive complexity score, as evaluated in its three components, accurately determined the outcome of surgical management of congenital heart disease and appears to be an adequate tool to evaluate quality in paediatric cardiac surgery, over time. Expand
Restrictive left atrial outflow adversely affects outcome after the modified Norwood procedure.
Restrictive left atrial outflow adversely affects outcome after modified Norwood procedure and implantation of larger size modified Blalock-Taussig or right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery shunts and routine use of postoperative mechanical assist device should be considered. Expand
Functional outcome of anatomic correction of corrected transposition of the great arteries.
Anatomic correction of corrected transposition of the great arteries can be performed in selected patients without mortality and with acceptable morbidity and the mid-term functional outcome is excellent, resulting in normal ventricular function, even in retrained left ventricles, and minimal incidence of complete heart block. Expand
Telemonitoring with implantable electronic devices in young patients with congenital heart diseases.
An automated telemonitoring system reporting patient- and system-related parameters, generated within the patient's home surrounding, can improve the safety and quality of PM and ICD therapy, especially in children, by allowing early detection of system failure and changes in arrhythmic events. Expand
The long-term outcome of open valvotomy for critical aortic stenosis in neonates.
In neonates, predictable and consistent long-term results can be accomplished by open valvotomy in any type of valve morphology, even in an asymmetric arrangement, and Operative repair not only offers a 90% survival benefit in the long- term but also preserves the native aortic valve in most patients. Expand
Does bilateral pulmonary banding in comparison to Norwood procedure improve outcome in neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome beyond second-stage palliation? A review of the current literature.
Current literature does not show evidence that bilateral pulmonary banding improves outcome with respect to survival beyond second-stage HLHS palliation, and best evidence protocol was applied. Expand
Does the shunt type determine mid-term outcome after Norwood operation?
Preoperative risk factors, regardless of shunt type, influence midterm survival after the Norwood procedure with an excellent outcome in low-risk patients, while high-risk cases still incur a significant mortality. Expand