Risk factors for mortality after the Norwood procedure.

  title={Risk factors for mortality after the Norwood procedure.},
  author={J. William Gaynor and William T. Mahle and Mitchell Cohen and Richard Ittenbach and William M. Decampli and James M. Steven and Susan C. Nicolson and Thomas L. Spray},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  volume={22 1},
OBJECTIVES Recent studies have suggested that survival following the Norwood procedure is influenced by anatomy and is worse for patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), particularly aortic atresia (AA), as compared to other forms of functional single ventricle and systemic outflow tract obstruction. The current study was undertaken to evaluate our recent experience with the Norwood procedure and to evaluate potential predictors of operative and 1-year mortality. METHODS A… CONTINUE READING
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