Is extended arch aortoplasty the operation of choice for infant aortic coarctation? Results of 15 years' experience in 181 patients.

@article{Wood2004IsEA,
  title={Is extended arch aortoplasty the operation of choice for infant aortic coarctation? Results of 15 years' experience in 181 patients.},
  author={Alfred Edward Wood and Hossein Javadpour and Desmond Duff and Paul Oslizlok and Kevin Walsh},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={77 4},
  pages={1353-7; discussion 1357-8}
}
BACKGROUND Recurrent coarctation is an ever-present complication of surgical treatment of coarctation of aorta (CoA) among infants. No single operation appears to have a clear superiority. METHODS From January 1, 1986, to June 30, 2002, a consecutive series of 181 patients less than 1 year of age (range 1 to 300 days, median 13.5 days) were referred for CoA repair. Neonates accounted for 135 patients, and hypoplastic arch (less than 1 mm/kg plus 1) was present in 107 infants. Coarctation of… CONTINUE READING
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