Olga V Buchneva

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Methods Data were analysed from ICHF, Kharkov and Kemerovo databases prior to and since commencement of assistance (era A – 2000–2007; era B 2008-2012). Totaly 1772 pediatric surgical cases were analysed. We evaluated differences between era A and era B for: Case volume per year, (+/-SD), 30 day/hospital mortality, case complexity (RACHS-1 model), and RACHS(More)
Results Two patients underwent the first Fontan palliations while participating in a development program for congenital heart surgery. Both presented at 32-33 months of age with baseline oxygen saturations of 82-84%. Patient 1 underwent an extracardiac Fontan with a GoreTex conduit larger than the IVC due to limited supplies. Postoperatively, the patient(More)
Results A 4 month old with 2 mVSDs and prior pulmonary artery band placement was recommended for definitive repair as part of a training mission in a developing congenital heart surgery program. Due to patient size and VSD location, surgery or catheterization were considered a significant challenge for a developing program. Perventricular VSD closure, a(More)
Management of pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect (PA-VSD) in the neonatal period presents numerous challenges. Endovascular stenting of the ductus arteriosus or of a collateral vessel in ductal-dependent pulmonary circulation as an alternative to the Blalock-Taussig (BT) shunt has become increasingly popular in the last decades. The(More)
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