Staged surgical palliation in hypoplastic left heart syndrome and its variants.

@article{Walter2009StagedSP,
  title={Staged surgical palliation in hypoplastic left heart syndrome and its variants.},
  author={Eva Maria B Delmo Walter and Michael H{\"u}bler and Vladimir V Alexi-Meskishvili and Oliver Miera and Yuguo Weng and Antonino Loforte and Felix Berger and Roland Hetzer},
  journal={Journal of cardiac surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={383-91}
}
BACKGROUND Surgical options for infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and/or its variants are cardiac transplantation or the heart-preserving staged palliation with Norwood operation,followed by a two-staged Fontan procedure. We describe our 17-year experience with staged palliation of HLHS and/or its variants. METHODS Between December 1989 and December 2006, 64 patients with HLHS and/or its variants underwent a Norwood procedure (mean age/weight, 11.8+/-2.5 days/3.4 kg). Forty… CONTINUE READING