Transatrial-transpulmonary repair of tetralogy of Fallot.

  title={Transatrial-transpulmonary repair of tetralogy of Fallot.},
  author={Albert D. Pacifico and Mark E Sand and Lionel M. Bargeron and E C Colvin},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={93 6},
Classical tetralogy of Fallot was repaired by a transatrial-transpulmonary approach in 61 of 70 patients treated surgically on one surgical service between July 1981 and December 1985. Their ages ranged from 2.5 months to 57 years (mean 52.9 +/- 104.2 months). The ventricular septal defect was closed through the right atrium and tricuspid valve in 60 patients and via the pulmonary artery in one patient with a subpulmonary defect. A pulmonary arteriotomy was made in 38 patients to expose the… CONTINUE READING


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