Factors associated with subsequent arch reintervention after initial balloon aortoplasty in patients with Norwood procedure and arch obstruction.

@article{Porras2011FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with subsequent arch reintervention after initial balloon aortoplasty in patients with Norwood procedure and arch obstruction.},
  author={Diego Porras and David W. Brown and Audrey Chung Marshall and Pedro J. del Nido and Emile Antoine Bacha and Doff B McElhinney},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={58 8},
  pages={868-76}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine whether there are identifiable factors associated with increased risk for aortic arch reintervention in patients who have undergone balloon aortoplasty (BD) for aortic arch obstruction (COA) after the Norwood procedure (NP). BACKGROUND BD has been shown to be an effective acute therapy for COA after the NP. However, recurrent obstruction requiring repeat intervention is not uncommon. METHODS All patients who underwent BD as the initial… CONTINUE READING