Life-threatening arrhythmias and RV dysfunction after surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot. Comparison between transventricular and transatrial approaches.

@article{Dietl1994LifethreateningAA,
  title={Life-threatening arrhythmias and RV dysfunction after surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot. Comparison between transventricular and transatrial approaches.},
  author={Charles A. Dietl and M E Cazzaniga and Sergio J. Dubner and Nestor Perez-Balino and Antonio Rodr{\'i}guez Torres and Ren{\'e} Favaloro},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1994},
  volume={90 5 Pt 2},
  pages={II7-12}
}
BACKGROUND Late postoperative arrhythmias and right ventricular dysfunction may occur after classic repair of tetralogy of Fallot. METHODS AND RESULTS During a mean follow-up of 8.9 years (range, 5 to 14 years), 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiographic studies were done in 107 patients after repair of tetralogy of Fallot. Radionuclide angiography was performed in 97, and 78 patients also underwent postoperative heart catheterization. The patients were divided into two groups: group A consisted… CONTINUE READING