Complete Atrioventricular Septal Defect, Down Syndrome, and Surgical Outcome: Risk Factors

@article{AlHay2003CompleteAS,
  title={Complete Atrioventricular Septal Defect, Down Syndrome, and Surgical Outcome: Risk Factors},
  author={Amira A. A. H. Al-Hay and S. Macneill and Magdi Yacoub and Darryl F. Shore and Elliot A. S. Shinebourne},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={412-21}
}
BACKGROUND This study was conducted to evaluate surgical outcome and to identify risk factors for hospital mortality and reoperation after repair of complete atrioventricular septal defect. METHODS A total of 147 consecutive children underwent repair between January 1986 and December 1998. Of those, 106 had Down syndrome, 37% had normal chromosomes, and 4 had other syndromes; 108 underwent primary repair, 19 had prior pulmonary artery banding, and 20 had additional tetralogy of Fallot. The… CONTINUE READING

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