Right ventricular decompression and left ventricular function in pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum. The influence of less extensive coronary anomalies.

@article{Gentles1993RightVD,
  title={Right ventricular decompression and left ventricular function in pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum. The influence of less extensive coronary anomalies.},
  author={Thomas L. Gentles and Steven D. Colan and Therese M. Giglia and Valerie S. Mandell and John E. Mayer and Stephen P. Sanders},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1993},
  volume={88 5 Pt 2},
  pages={
          II183-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Right ventricular decompression (RVD) may cause myocardial ischemia in patients with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum and associated coronary artery abnormalities. Although we have previously shown that mortality is very high when two or more coronary arteries are obstructed, the effects of lesser degrees of coronary abnormalities are unknown. We therefore evaluated the effect of RVD on left ventricular (LV) function in those with less extensive coronary artery… CONTINUE READING

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