Ko Yoshizumi

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to describe the experience with staged surgical reconstruction of the hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) with a right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit and to identify the risk factors that influence late outcome. METHODS Between February 1998 and June 2007, 62 patients with HLHS underwent a Norwood(More)
This study was undertaken to determine the impact of miniaturization of a cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) circuit on blood transfusion and hemodynamics in neonatal open-heart surgery. Neonates (n = 102) undergoing open-heart surgery between 2002 and 2006 were included and divided into three groups: group 1 (n = 28), Dideco 902 oxygenator + 5/16" line; group 2(More)
To examine the mid term outcome of the lateral tunnel Fontan and the result is to be compared to extracardiac Fontan operation. Between March 1991 and May 2002, 72 lateral tunnel (LT) and 28 extracardiac conduit (EC) total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) were performed. Right atrium was incised parallel to the sulcus terminalis and LT was created by using(More)
RATIONALE Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) remains a lethal congenital cardiac defect. Recent studies have suggested that intracoronary administration of autologous cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) may improve ventricular function. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to test whether intracoronary delivery of CDCs is feasible and safe in patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To minimize deleterious postoperative influences of cardiopulmonary bypass on the pulmonary circulation immediately after the Fontan type procedure, total cavopulmonary connection was achieved without use of cardiopulmonary bypass. METHODS Since April 1996, 15 patients including five patients with visceral heterotaxy, in whom no intracardiac(More)
BACKGROUND Adult patients who do not fulfill the classical Fontan criteria now undergo total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC). However, limited information is available on the results for high-risk adult TCPC. METHODS Twenty-five consecutive adult patients (aged 16 years or more) who underwent TCPC were retrospectively reviewed. The mean age at operation(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether or not the ventricular outflow tracts can be efficiently constructed in patients with double outlet right ventricle with subpulmonary ventricular septal defect by the Kawashima intraventricular rerouting in which the morphologically right ventricular outlet is divided into two, one for the systemic and the other for the(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effect of modified ultrafiltration (MUF) on neonates with transposition of the great arteries (TGA) undergoing arterial switch operation. METHODS AND RESULTS The current study included 36 neonates who underwent an arterial switch operation between 1998 and 2006. Arterio-venous MUF was done in(More)
OBJECTIVE Tricuspid valve size is the major determinant of outcomes for patients with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum. Lack of right ventricle-pulmonary artery continuity is associated with poor tricuspid valve growth (decrement in Z-value). However, most reports did not show evidence for disproportionate growth of the tricuspid valve after(More)