James H. Moller

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OBJECTIVE The aim was to develop a consensus-based method of risk adjustment for in-hospital mortality among children younger than 18 years after surgery for congenital heart disease (designated RACHS-1). METHODS An 11-member national panel of pediatric cardiologists and cardiac surgeons used clinical judgment to place surgical procedures into six risk(More)
BACKGROUND Ventricular arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death late after repair of tetralogy of Fallot are devastating complications in adult survivors of early surgery, but their prediction remains difficult. METHODS We examined surgical, electrocardiographic, and late haemodynamic data, and their relation to clinical arrhythmia and sudden death occurring(More)
The types of cardiac and visceral anomalies of 146 autopsied cases of polysplenia are described. One hundred and five of these cases were from the literature and the other 41 cases were specimens we personally reviewed. The anomalies found support the previous description of this condition as bilateral leftsidedness. Each lung had 2 lobes in 55% of(More)
BACKGROUND Short- and long-term outcomes after prosthetic mitral valve replacement (MVR) in children aged <5 years are ill-defined and generally perceived as poor. The experience of the Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium (45 centers, 1982 to 1999) was reviewed. METHODS AND RESULTS MVR was performed 176 times on 139 patients. Median follow-up was 6.2 years(More)
Primary pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS) is a rare entity with a high mortality rate. Relatively little is known regarding predictors of outcome or the appropriate timing of intervention. The Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium database (n = 98,126) was searched for patients who had undergone cardiac catheterization or surgical procedures with primary diagnoses(More)
Three cases of oculoauriculovertebral dysplasia (OAV) with associated cardiac, pulmonary, and facial malformations are described. One patient had a rare condition: isolation of the left innominate artery. All 3 had pulmonary anomalies ranging from minor (incomplete lobulation) to major (hypoplasia of the left lung). When pulmonary hypoplasia occurs, it is(More)
Successful nonsurgical treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding and arteriovenous malformations by embolization techniques has been previously documented. 1) Compressed Ivalon sponge was found to be a suitable embolic material in animals and in four patients. 2) The material has been extensively used in surgery, and its biocompatibility has been proved. 3)(More)