Risk factor analysis of 170 single-institutional contegra implantations in pulmonary position.

@article{Dave2011RiskFA,
  title={Risk factor analysis of 170 single-institutional contegra implantations in pulmonary position.},
  author={Hitendu Hasmukhlal Dave and Oliver Mueggler and Maurice Comber and Bassey Enodien and Georgios Nikolaou and Urs Bauersfeld and Rolf Jenni and Dominique Bettex and Ren{\'e} Pr{\^e}tre},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={
          195-302; discussion 202-3
        }
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to evaluate risk factors affecting survival of Contegra grafts used in the pulmonary position. METHODS One hundred seventy Contegra implanted (2001 to 2007) in the pulmonary position for replacement after a prior repair (90), Ross procedure (29), tetralogy of Fallot and variants (22), truncus arteriosus (13), Rastelli procedure (8), and miscellaneous (8) were reviewed. Median age was 107 (0.1 to 894) months. Follow-up was 96% complete with a median duration… CONTINUE READING
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