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BACKGROUND Atrial tachyarrhythmias are a complication of Fontan surgery. Conventional electrophysiological mapping and ablation techniques are limited by the complex anatomic and surgical substrate and a high arrhythmia recurrence rate. This study investigates the use of noncontact mapping to identify arrhythmia circuits and guide ablation in Fontan(More)
Primary spindle cell sarcoma of the left atrium is a rare tumour. Optimal treatment is to obtain complete surgical clearance of the tumour. The anatomic location of the tumour, infiltration into vital structures and difficult access provides a surgical challenge for resection of the lesion and reconstruction of the defect. The prognosis of patients with a(More)
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether surgical correction of coarctation of the aorta in adults (>16 years) results in reduction in established hypertension. Altogether 484 relevant papers were identified using the below mentioned search, 11 papers represented the best(More)
Three-dimensional (3D) printing is an emerging technology aiding diagnostics, education, and interventional, and surgical planning in congenital heart disease (CHD). Three-dimensional printing has been derived from computed tomography, cardiac magnetic resonance, and 3D echocardiography. However, individually the imaging modalities may not provide adequate(More)
Objective: The optimal time and approach of repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) remain controversial. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome following repair of TOF in infants with particular regard to the surgical approach used. Patients: One hundred and sixty infants (mean age 195 ^ 89 days, range 11–364 days) undergoing repair of a simple(More)
Objective: The most appropriate management of aortic stenosis (AS) in children remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to determine the outcome following open valvotomy for AS in children. Methods: Ninety-seven consecutive, unselected, children (mean age 3.2 ^ 3.6 years, 1 day±15 years) underwent an open valvotomy for critical …n ˆ 36† or(More)
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