Double patch closure of ventricular septal defect with increased pulmonary vascular resistance.

@article{Novick1998DoublePC,
  title={Double patch closure of ventricular septal defect with increased pulmonary vascular resistance.},
  author={William M. Novick and Ahmet Tayfun Gurbuz and Donald C Watson and V V Lazorishinets and A N Perepeka and Ivan Malcic and Branko Marinovic and Bruce S. Alpert and Thomas G. Disessa},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={66 5},
  pages={1533-8}
}
BACKGROUND Closure of a large ventricular septal defect (VSD) in children with elevated pulmonary vascular resistance is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Pulmonary hypertensive episodes continue to be a major cause of postoperative morbidity and mortality. We designed a fenestrated flap valve double VSD patch in an effort to decrease the morbidity and mortality associated with the closure of a large VSD with elevated pulmonary vascular resistance. METHODS Eighteen children… CONTINUE READING

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