Surgical repair of pectus excavatum relieves right heart chamber compression and improves cardiac output in adult patients--an intraoperative transesophageal echocardiographic study.


BACKGROUND Cardiac compression in pectus excavatum (PE) deformity and effect of PE surgery on cardiac function in adults have been debated. We examined the effect of PE correction on right heart size and cardiac output. METHODS A retrospective evaluation was performed of 168 adult patients who underwent a modified Nuss PE repair with intraoperative… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2015.07.006