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OBJECTIVE To assess recovery pattern of left ventricular function secondary to incessant tachycardia after radiofrequency ablation in a group of infants and children. DESIGN AND SETTING A combined prospective and retrospective echocardiographic study carried out in a tertiary paediatric cardiac centre. PATIENTS Echocardiographic evaluation of left(More)
BACKGROUND Traditionally, after prenatal diagnosis of hypoplastic left-heart syndrome (HLHS) couples have been offered termination of pregnancy or comfort care. Success of postnatal surgical options such as the Norwood procedure have been associated with survival of up to 60%. Whether survival is affected by the congenital anomaly being identified(More)
We report two patients with small, muscular ventricular septal defects, both of whom had a potential risk of infective endocarditis and underwent transcatheter closure using a detachable Cook coil. We suggest that in selected patients this technique offers a simple and cost-effective alternative to surgery or double-disc device procedures.
OBJECTIVE In repair of truncus arteriosus the accepted methods of establishing right ventricle (RV) to pulmonary artery (PA) continuity utilize an allograft or xenograft valved conduit. Alternatively, the PA confluence may be directly anastomosed to the RV with anterior patch augmentation, which may allow growth and delay or avoid subsequent RVOT(More)
A 10-yr-old child with impaired venous access (bilateral occlusion of internal jugular veins, subclavian veins, and inominate veins) underwent an isolated small bowel transplant. He presented with lethargy, shortness of breath 13 months into his follow-up and was diagnosed to have chylopericardium. MR venography and lymphangiography could not demonstrate(More)
BACKGROUND Several devices such as coils and Amplatzer duct occluder (ADO) are used for catheter closure of patent arterial ducts (PDA). These carry a high success rate but residual shunts, suboptimal device orientation, and technical problems are encountered. The Amplatzer duct occluder II (ADO II) is designed to address these limitations. OBJECTIVES To(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of coarctation after stage I Norwood procedure varies between 11% and 37%, and it contributes to late death after this operation. We describe the incidence and report the results of percutaneous balloon angioplasty of neoaortic arch obstruction in patients after the modified Norwood procedure for hypoplastic left heart syndrome(More)