Total cavopulmonary anastomosis in patients less than three years of age.

@article{Kaulitz1995TotalCA,
  title={Total cavopulmonary anastomosis in patients less than three years of age.},
  author={Renate Kaulitz and Gerhard Ziemer and Ingrid Luhmer and Thomas Paul and Hans Carlo Kallfelz},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={60 6 Suppl},
  pages={
          S563-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND As young age at modified Fontan operation was thought to be a preoperative risk factor for poorer survival, we studied early and intermediate outcome in our young patient group. METHODS Results in children less than 3 years of age (group I; n = 26; age range, 7 to 35 months) were compared with those in older patients (group II; n = 46; age range, 36 to 219 months). For both groups there was no significant difference with regard to preoperative pathology and hemodynamics. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING