Bulboventricular foramen resection: hemodynamic and electrophysiologic results.

  title={Bulboventricular foramen resection: hemodynamic and electrophysiologic results.},
  author={Robert H Pass and David E Solowiejczyk and Jan M. Quaegebeur and Leonardo Liberman and Karen Altmann and Welton M. Gersony and Allan J. Hordof},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={71 4},
BACKGROUND The two major surgical approaches to the relief of bulboventricular foramen (BVF) obstruction in patients with single left ventricle (LV) are the Damus-Kaye-Stansel (DKS) procedure or direct BVF resection. Theoretical advantages of the DKS include better out-flow gradient relief, lower potential incidences of postoperative heart block and lower incidences of reoperation. Potential disadvantages of this approach include increased semilunar valvar insufficiency, lack of feasibility… CONTINUE READING