Results of the arterial switch operation in neonates with transposed great arteries.

@article{Prtre2001ResultsOT,
  title={Results of the arterial switch operation in neonates with transposed great arteries.},
  author={Ren{\'e} Pr{\^e}tre and Daniel Tamisier and P. Bonhoeffer and Philippe Mauriat and Philippe Pouard and Daniel Sidi and Pascal R Vouh{\'e}},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2001},
  volume={357 9271},
  pages={1826-30}
}
BACKGROUND The arterial switch operation is judged the best palliative operation for neonates with transposed great arteries. We aimed to assess the value of analysing a large series of unselected cases by this technically demanding operation and formulate a realistic prognosis. METHODS We reviewed all 432 neonates (mean age at operation 7 days, mean weight 3.25 kg) who underwent an arterial switch operation between 1987 and 1999. Follow-up (mean time: 4.9 years) was complete in 412 patients… CONTINUE READING
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