Precise evaluation of bilateral pulmonary artery banding for initial palliation in high-risk hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

@article{Kitahori2010PreciseEO,
  title={Precise evaluation of bilateral pulmonary artery banding for initial palliation in high-risk hypoplastic left heart syndrome.},
  author={Kazuo Kitahori and Arata Y. Murakami and Tetsuhiro Takaoka and Shinichi Takamoto and Minoru Ono},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={140 5},
  pages={1084-91}
}
OBJECTIVES In patients with high-risk hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), the Norwood operation (NW) in the neonatal period still results in high mortality compared with other cardiac surgery. Bilateral pulmonary artery banding (bPAB), a very effective initial procedure for HLHS, for which the specific evaluation is as yet unsatisfactory, was performed, and we report our findings in the present study. METHODS We have performed bPAB since 2006. A total of 17 patients with HLHS or a variant… CONTINUE READING

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