Prevention of postoperative pericardial adhesions in children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.


Reoperations for congenital cardiac defects are associated with an increased surgical risk due to adhesions. We compared the capability of a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) membrane, synthetic polyethyleneglycol hydrogel (PEG), and a combination of them to prevent postoperative pericardial adhesions in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS… (More)
DOI: 10.1510/icvts.2010.241448

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