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BACKGROUND Conventional methods of closure of ventricular septal defects involve placement of sutures 4-5 mm from the posterior inferior margin. This study compares the conventional method with an alternative technique wherein sutures are placed along the edge of the defect thereby "excluding" the conduction system and the tensor apparatus of the tricuspid… (More)
Surgicel® is bioabsorbable hemostatic mesh, frequently packed around oozing surgical bed. We report two morbidities due to it. Following transannular patch repair for Fallot's tetralogy, Surgicel® was packed around distal main pulmonary artery. Echocardiography in the intensive care unit (ICU) showed right ventricular dysfunction due to extrinsic… (More)
In an adolescent girl with coexistent valvar pulmonary stenosis (PS) and muscular ventricular septal defect (VSD) causing right to left shunt and severe cyanosis, a series of complications were encountered during transcatheter intervention. After balloon pulmonary valvotomy (BPV) and device closure of the VSD, dynamic infundibular hypercontractility… (More)
Surgery for primary cardiac tumors in children includes complete resection, partial resection, and cardiac transplantation. A pediatric heart transplant in this setting is associated with significantly higher mortality and poorer long-term outcome, and it is reserved for unresectable tumors. We recently performed an emergency pediatric heart transplant in a… (More)
Interrupted aortic arch (IAA) is usually associated with ventricular septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus. We report surgical repair in a case of IAA, ventricular septal defect, and interruption of the pulmonary artery with the right pulmonary artery arising from the innominate artery through a separate ductus arteriosus.