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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to define the incidence and risk factors for atrial tachyarrhythmias after the Fontan operation. BACKGROUND Atrial tachyarrhythmias cause morbidity after the Fontan operation. Causative factors may be affected by the type of systemic to pulmonary connection. METHODS The Fontan operation was performed in 270(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess pulmonary function and exercise capacity of apparently asymptomatic children who were born extremely preterm. STUDY DESIGN Pulmonary function and treadmill testing were performed on 50 children 9 to 15 years old who had birth weight <801 g (extremely low birth weight [ELBW]) and without apparent neurodevelopmental or pulmonary(More)
OBJECTIVES Our purpose was to assess the risk factors for late mortality, loss of sinus rhythm and atrial flutter after the Mustard operation. BACKGROUND The Mustard operation provides correction of cyanosis with low surgical risk in transposition of the great vessels. However, right ventricular failure, loss of sinus rhythm, atrial flutter and death are(More)
BACKGROUND Isolated fetal pericardial effusion is rare but has been associated with various cardiac masses. Decompression in utero might prolong the pregnancy. CASE In a 34-year-old white woman, gravida 3, para 0-1-1-1, at 34 5/7 weeks' gestation, ultrasound detected massive fetal pericardial effusion that progressed rapidly to hydrops. The fetal heart(More)
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