Matthew S. Yong

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BACKGROUND Repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage (TAPVD) in neonates remains a challenge as it is often associated with severe obstruction. We describe a large cohort of neonates who underwent TAPVD repair at a single institution. METHODS From 1973 to 2008, 112 patients underwent simple TAPVD surgery during the first month of life. Data(More)
BACKGROUND The Ross procedure in children carries substantial mortality and reoperation rate. Aortic root dilatation is of concern. To prevent dilatation of the neoaortic root, but permit normal growth, we began to apply an absorbable poly-(p-dioxanone)-filaments (PDS) band at the sino-tubular (ST)-junction. METHODS AND RESULTS All children (n=100) who(More)
BACKGROUND Our previous randomized controlled trial demonstrated cardiorespiratory protection by remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) in children before cardiac surgery. However, the impact of RIPC on myocardial prosurvival intracellular signaling remains unknown in cyanosis. RIPC may augment phosphorylated protein signaling in myocardium and circulating(More)
BACKGROUND Absent pulmonary valve syndrome is associated with aneurysmal dilatation of the pulmonary arteries and compression of the tracheobronchial tree and may lead to significant respiratory compromise. We describe the outcomes of surgical correction of absent pulmonary valve syndrome and risk factors for mortality and reoperation. METHODS A review of(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to evaluate the surgical outcomes of the repair of complete atrioventricular septal defects (cAVSDs) in our institution in the current era. METHODS From 2000 to 2011, 138 patients underwent definitive repair of cAVSD. Repair was performed using a two-patch technique in 92.0% of patients and one-patch technique in 2.2%, and the(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with Fontan physiology may eventually require heart transplantation (HT). We determined the rates and outcomes of HT in a national, population-based multicentre study. METHODS From 1990 to 2015, 1369 patients underwent the Fontan procedure as recorded in the Australia and New Zealand Fontan Registry. We identified those who underwent HT(More)
We evaluated the long-term outcomes following repair of truncus arteriosus (TA) from a single institution. We conducted a retrospective review of children (n = 171) who underwent TA repair between 1979 and 2014. Early mortality rate was 11.7% (20/171). There were 19 late deaths. Most deaths (74%, 29/39) occurred within the first year following surgery. The(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the outcomes associated with surgical repair of scimitar syndrome. METHODS From 1974 to 2012, 21 patients with scimitar syndrome underwent corrective surgery. Outcomes included mortality, reoperation rate, hospital length of stay and long-term functional status. RESULTS The mean age of surgery was 5.4 years (2.5 months to 16.7(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess the outcomes of children undergoing repair of aortopulmonary window (APW). METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of all children (n=43) who underwent surgical repair of APW between 1980 and 2013. RESULTS Median age at surgery was 40 days (range, 13 to 125). Simple APW was present in 15 of 43(More)