Increased postoperative respiratory complications in heterotaxy congenital heart disease patients with respiratory ciliary dysfunction.

OBJECTIVE(S) Congenital heart disease (CHD) and heterotaxy patients have increased postoperative and respiratory complications. We recently showed CHD-heterotaxy patients can have respiratory ciliary dysfunction (CD) similar to that associated with primary ciliary dyskinesia, including low nasal nitric oxide and abnormal ciliary motion. In this study, we… (More)