Surgical repair of truncal valve regurgitation.

  title={Surgical repair of truncal valve regurgitation.},
  author={Patrick O. Myers and Victor Bautista-Hernandez and Pedro J. del Nido and Gerald R. Marx and John E. Mayer and Frank A. Pigula and Christopher W. Baird},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  volume={44 5},
OBJECTIVES Truncal valve regurgitation remains a short- and long-term risk factor for patients with truncus arteriosus. There are limited data available on techniques and outcomes of truncal valve repair (TVR). The aim of this study was to report our experience with TVR in patients of all ages. METHODS From 1997 to 2012, 36 patients (13 neonates, 30 children and 3 adults) underwent TVR for significant regurgitation. RESULTS There were 3 early deaths (8%), all of which were in neonates… CONTINUE READING


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