Hypoplastic left heart syndrome with intact or highly restrictive atrial septum: surgical experience from a single center.

@article{Vida2007HypoplasticLH,
  title={Hypoplastic left heart syndrome with intact or highly restrictive atrial septum: surgical experience from a single center.},
  author={Vladimiro Lorenzo Vida and Emile Antoine Bacha and Alesandro Larrazabal and Kimberly A Gauvreau and Ravi Thiagaragan and Francis E Fynn-Thompson and Frank A. Pigula and John E. Mayer and Pedro J. del Nido and Wayne Tworetzky and James E Lock and Audrey Chung Marshall},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={84 2},
  pages={
          581-5; discussion 586
        }
}
BACKGROUND The presence of an intact or highly restrictive atrial septum (I/HRAS) has long been recognized as a predictor of poor outcome among patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), although the rarity of this condition has precluded conclusive study. The purpose of this review is to summarize recent surgical outcomes for these patients at our center and to identify predictors. METHODS We retrospectively identified all neonates with a diagnosis of HLHS and I/HRAS who underwent… CONTINUE READING
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