Two-year survival and mental and psychomotor outcomes after the Norwood procedure: an analysis of the modified Blalock-Taussig shunt and right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery shunt surgical eras.

@article{Atallah2008TwoyearSA,
  title={Two-year survival and mental and psychomotor outcomes after the Norwood procedure: an analysis of the modified Blalock-Taussig shunt and right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery shunt surgical eras.},
  author={Joseph Atallah and Irina A. Dinu and Ari Robin Joffe and Charlene M. T. Robertson and Reginald S. Sauve and John D. Dyck and David B. Ross and Ivan M. Rebeyka},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2008},
  volume={118 14},
  pages={1410-8}
}
BACKGROUND The Norwood procedure for stage 1 palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome is performed with either the modified Blalock-Taussig (MBTS) or the right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery (RVPA) shunt. In our institution, surgical practice changed from use of the MBTS to use of the RVPA shunt in 2002. We analyzed survival and mental and psychomotor outcomes of the 2 consecutive surgical eras. METHODS AND RESULTS Between September 1996 and July 2005, 94 neonates with hypoplastic left… CONTINUE READING

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