Takaya Hoashi

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OBJECTIVES Whereas surgical outcomes of congenital heart surgery have improved during the past two decades, there are still measurable postoperative mortalities in this field. This study is aimed at evaluating the current situation of mortality following congenital heart surgery. METHODS Data on all registered 28 810 patients in The Japan Congenital(More)
OBJECTIVES Small pulmonary allografts are difficult to obtain, thus we now use a tailor-made right ventricle to pulmonary artery (RV-PA) conduit for the Ross procedure, consisting of a fresh non-treated autologous pericardial (AP) patch for the posterior wall and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) monocusp patch for the anterior wall. Long-term(More)
PURPOSES Patients who undergo right ventricular (RV) outflow augmentation inevitably develop RV remodeling due to pulmonary insufficiency-related volume overload (VOL). However, the reversibility of this remodeling is not fully understood. The goal of this study was to establish an animal model of VOL and unloading to characterize the functional and(More)
Although transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is widely accepted in adults, there have been few successful reports in infants. The authors describe a 2-year-old boy with postoperative biliary atresia who underwent TIPS for uncontrollable lower intestinal bleeding and achieved hemostasis. Massive melena developed, which was not controlled by(More)
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