Improved current era outcomes in patients with heterotaxy syndromes.

  title={Improved current era outcomes in patients with heterotaxy syndromes.},
  author={Petros V. Anagnostopoulos and Jeffrey M. Pearl and Courtney Octave and Mitchell H. Cohen and A C Gruessner and Erika Wintering and Michael F. Teodori},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={871-7; discussion 877-8}
OBJECTIVE Patients with heterotaxy syndrome have a myriad of visceral and cardiac malformations historically resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. We sought to assess whether current era management strategies have improved outcomes in patients with visceral heterotaxy. METHODS A retrospective review (1994-2008) of our database identified 45 consecutive heterotaxy patients who underwent surgical palliation. There were 29 patients with right atrial isomerism (RAI) and 16 patients… CONTINUE READING


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