Risk factors for adverse outcome after superior cavopulmonary anastomosis for hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

@article{Hansen2011RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for adverse outcome after superior cavopulmonary anastomosis for hypoplastic left heart syndrome.},
  author={Jan Hinnerk Hansen and Anselm S Uebing and Anke Katharina Furck and Jens Scheewe and Olaf Jung and Gunther Fischer and H. Kramer},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={e43-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Outcome of staged palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) has improved over the past decades. We sought to evaluate the outcome of the second palliative procedure, the superior cavopulmonary anastomosis (SCPA), in a single-centre cohort and to identify risk factors for adverse outcome. METHODS Full data on all 119 HLHS patients who underwent SCPA in our centre between January 1996 and December 2007 were analysed. RESULTS Early adverse outcome (death or cardiac… CONTINUE READING

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