Clinical outcomes of surgical pulmonary valve replacement after repair of tetralogy of Fallot and potential prognostic value of preoperative cardiopulmonary exercise testing.

@article{BabuNarayan2014ClinicalOO,
  title={Clinical outcomes of surgical pulmonary valve replacement after repair of tetralogy of Fallot and potential prognostic value of preoperative cardiopulmonary exercise testing.},
  author={Sonya Babu-Narayan and Gerhard-Paul Diller and Radu R Gheta and Anthony J Bastin and Theodoros Karonis and Wei Li and Dudley J. Pennell and Hideki Uemura and Babulal Sethia and Michael A. Gatzoulis and Darryl F. Shore},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2014},
  volume={129 1},
  pages={18-27}
}
BACKGROUND Indications for surgical pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) after repair of tetralogy of Fallot have recently been broadened to include asymptomatic patients. METHODS AND RESULTS The outcomes of PVR in adults after repair of tetralogy of Fallot at a single tertiary center were retrospectively studied. Preoperative cardiopulmonary exercise testing was included. Mortality was the primary outcome measure. In total, 221 PVRs were performed in 220 patients (130 male patients; median age… CONTINUE READING
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