Atrial switch operation: past, present, and future.

  title={Atrial switch operation: past, present, and future.},
  author={Igor E. Konstantinov and Vladimir V Alexi-Meskishvili and William Galbraith Williams and Robert M. Freedom and Richard Van Praagh},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={77 6},
The atrial switch operation was developed by the efforts of many surgeons, with the most notable contributions made by Blalock, Hanlon, Albert, Baffes, Senning, and Mustard. The atrial switch operation was the first definitive repair for patients with transposition of great arteries and produced good results. Although it is rarely performed today, the atrial switch is not merely of historical interest as there remain a few important indications for this operation. A thorough understanding of… CONTINUE READING

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