Is a high-risk biventricular repair always preferable to conversion to a single ventricle repair?

@article{Delius1996IsAH,
  title={Is a high-risk biventricular repair always preferable to conversion to a single ventricle repair?},
  author={Ralph E. Delius and M A Rademecker and Marc De Leval and Martin J. Elliott and Jaroslav Stark},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={112 6},
  pages={1561-8; discussion 1568-9}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this report is to examine the short-and intermediate-term outcome of a complex biventricular repair compared with a single ventricle repair in patients with two functional ventricles. PATIENT POPULATION Since 1986, 34 patients with atrioventricular concordance or discordance, ventriculoarterial discordance, ventricular septal defect, and pulmonary stenosis or atresia have undergone biventricular repair (group I). Another group of 16 patients (group II) with the same… CONTINUE READING

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