Center variation and outcomes associated with delayed sternal closure after stage 1 palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

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OBJECTIVE There is debate whether primary or delayed sternal closure is the best strategy after stage 1 palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. We describe center variation in delayed sternal closure after stage 1 palliation and associated outcomes. METHODS Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Database participants performing stage 1 palliation… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2009.11.029

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@article{Johnson2010CenterVA, title={Center variation and outcomes associated with delayed sternal closure after stage 1 palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome.}, author={Jason N. Johnson and James Jaggers and Shuang Li and Sean O'Brien and Jennifer S. Li and Jeffrey Power Jacobs and Marshall L. Jacobs and Karl F. Welke and Eric D. Peterson and S Pasquali}, journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery}, year={2010}, volume={139 5}, pages={1205-10} }