Association of pulmonary conduit type and size with durability in infants and young children.

@article{Poynter2013AssociationOP,
  title={Association of pulmonary conduit type and size with durability in infants and young children.},
  author={Jeffrey A. Poynter and Pirooz A. Eghtesady and Brian W. McCrindle and Henry Lane Walters and Paul M. Kirshbom and Eugene Blackstone and Syed Adil Husain and David M. Overman and Erle H. Austin and Tara B Karamlou and Andrew J. Lodge and James D. St. Louis and Peter J Gruber and Gerhard Ziemer and Ryan Robert Davies and Jeffrey Phillip Jacobs and J. Winchester Brown and William Galbraith Williams and Christo Ivanov Tchervenkov and Marshall Lewis Jacobs and Christopher A. Caldarone},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={96 5},
  pages={1695-701; discussion 1701-2}
}
BACKGROUND Treatment of congenital heart disease may include placement of a right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit that requires future surgical replacement. We sought to identify surgeon-modifiable factors associated with durability (defined as freedom from surgical replacement or explantation) of the initial conduit in children less than 2 years of age at initial insertion. METHODS Since 2002, 429 infants were discharged from 24 Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society member institutions… CONTINUE READING

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