Congenital Heart Surgery Nomenclature and Database Project: pulmonary atresia--ventricular septal defect.

@article{Tchervenkov2000CongenitalHS,
  title={Congenital Heart Surgery Nomenclature and Database Project: pulmonary atresia--ventricular septal defect.},
  author={Christo Ivanov Tchervenkov and Nathalie Van Roy},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={69 4 Suppl},
  pages={
          S97-105
        }
}
Pulmonary atresia (PA) and ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a complex and extremely heterogeneous cardiopulmonary malformation that has not been accurately defined, as evidenced by the synonymous use of the term with tetralogy of Fallot with PA. The anatomy and morphology of the pulmonary circulation to a large extent determines the surgical approach and overall outcome, with the intracardiac anatomy playing a secondary role. Based on the characterization of the pulmonary circulation a new… CONTINUE READING
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