Matthew Connelly

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OBJECTIVES To test the hypothesis that endovascular stents used with dilation of coarctation of the aorta (CoA) improve late outcomes. Balloon dilation for CoA has been limited by concerns over the risk for acute dissection, late restenosis, or aneurysm formation. DESIGN All patients seen with CoA between November 1994 and September 1997 underwent(More)
An increasing number of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) are entering adulthood. Although prior studies have focused on the causes of death in the pediatric population, the modes of death for adults with CHD have not been well defined. In a cross-sectional study performed on a population of 2,609 consecutive adults assessed at a CHD specialty(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to assess the clinical outcome, functional status and complications of adult patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries. BACKGROUND Congenitally corrected transposition is a rare form of congenital heart disease, although survival into adult life may be expected. Little information is available on the(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the features associated with sustained monoform ventricular tachycardia (VT) in adult patients late after repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and to review their management. BACKGROUND Patients with repair of TOF are at risk for sudden death. Risk factors for ventricular arrhythmia have been identified from patients with(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 The inability to obtain complete diagnoses with transthoracic echocardiography in many adults with congenital heart disease provided the incentive to evaluate prospectively the individual and combined roles of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) as "second-line" techniques for unresolved diagnostic(More)
A retrospective study of adults with Eisenmenger syndrome assessed at a tertiary referral center was performed to identify clinical characteristics and establish prognostic determinants. Mortality and cause of death are reported with baseline clinical data correlated with mortality to identify predictors of death. Clinical events during follow-up, including(More)
Increasing numbers of patients who underwent Mustard repair as children are now adults. Loss of sinus rhythm, supraventricular arrhythmias, and sudden death have been described in pediatric series. However, little is known about the clinical course of adult patients. This retrospective cohort study examined 86 consecutive adults (age >18 years) who had(More)