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Sareyyupoglu Basar - - 2009
Pulmonary venous pathway obstruction is a late complication of the atrial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries. Gaining peripheral access to the pulmonary venous baffle obstruction to treat the obstruction with stent deployment is difficult if not impossible. We present three patients in which we used hybrid procedures ...
Lalezari Shirin - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Neoaortic root dilatation is observed after the arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries. Although structural differences in the vessel wall of these patients may be of influence, we hypothesize that a histomorphologic difference in composition and embedding of the fibrous annulus in transposition of the great ...
Enar Sibel - - 2009
We studied 11 adult patients with dextro-transposition and 5 adult patients with levo-transposition (corrected transposition) of the great arteries with real time two-dimensional (2DTTE) and live/real time three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (3DTTE). All patients with dextro-transposition underwent a Mustard or Senning procedure during infancy. Incremental findings provided by 3DTTE and not ...
Takemoto Masao - - 2010
We report a pediatric patient with a congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA)(SLL) in which permanent para-Hisian pacing (PPHP) could improve dyssynchrony-associated systemic ventricular (SV) dysfunction resulting from permanent morphologic left ventricular pacing for complete atrioventricular block. Since, in patients with ccTGA(SLL), an elongated His-bundle runs medially toward ...
Antevil Jared L - - 2010
A severely cyanotic 27-month-old Iraqi child was transferred to the United States for surgical treatment of suspected tetralogy of Fallot. Her diagnostic studies showed dextrocardia, congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, hypoplastic left-sided ventricle, interrupted inferior vena cava, and severe pulmonic stenosis. Given the anatomic constraints as well as ...
Park Chun Soo - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Aortic translocation has received growing attention in the management of complete transposition with ventricular septal defect and pulmonary stenosis, but the criteria regarding pulmonary stenosis for selecting this option have yet to be established. The aim of this study is to evaluate the significance of pulmonary annulus size with ...
Wróbel Wojciech - - 2009
We present a case of a 69 year-old woman complaining of palpitations and worsening heart failure, after the 2nd cycle of fludarabine due to Hodgkin's lymphoma. Echocardiography revealed abnormalities typical for corrected transposition of the great arteries (CTGA), which were confirmed in multislice computed tomography (MSCT), as well as subvalvular ...
Ratajska Anna - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Corrosion casting and immunohistochemical staining with anti-alpha smooth muscle actin and anti-CD34 was utilized to demonstrate the capillary plexus and venous system in control and malformed mouse hearts. METHODS: Outflow tract malformations (e.g., double outlet right ventricle, transposition of the great arteries, and common truncus arteriosus) were induced in ...
Masutani Satoshi - - 2009
Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) complicated with transposition of the great arteries (TGA) and an intact ventricular septum (IVS) often is therapy resistant and associated with an extremely poor prognosis. For this condition, opening of the ductus arteriosus (DA) by prostaglandin-E1 in conjunction with balloon atrial septostomy and ...
Suzuki Takaaki - - 2009
The arterial switch operation has evolved into the treatment of choice for most forms of transposition of the great arteries (TGA). Recently reported operative mortality of the procedure has fallen to the range of 1.1%-6.0%, even for complex forms of TGA. Despite advancement in the technical aspects of the procedure, ...
Macé Loïc - - 2009
A single coronary artery, especially if associated with anterior looping, remains a risk factor when performing an arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries. In such a situation, to avoid the risk of overstretching, we used a modification of the aortic autograft concept to transfer the single coronary ...
Shah Sangeeta - - 2009
This is a case of a patient with a univentricular heart and transposition of the great arteries who was treated with a pulmonary artery banding as a child. We describe his clinical course and crucial factors associated with his prolonged survival.
Weninger W J - - 2009
The great arteries of embryos are small channels of a complex three-dimensional arrangement. Measurements of their diameters, as required for understanding cardiovascular morphogenesis and the genesis of malformations, cannot be performed in two-dimensional histological sections. We present and evaluate a quick and simple method for performing highly significant and objective ...
Agematsu Kouta - - 2009
We completed double switch operation (Senning plus Rastelli procedure; SLL) after staged palliative operations for SLL, dextrocardia, congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, and nonconfluent pulmonary artery. The patient had undergone three preparatory operations including central pulmonary artery reconstruction with autologous pericardium and ...
Lin Fay Y - - 2009
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: We sought to derive normative reference values for the thoracic great vessels using multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) in a healthy normotensive non-obese population free of cardiovascular disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Non-gated axial computed tomography (CT) of the chest has traditionally been used to evaluate normal great vessel ...
Yehya Amin - - 2010
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is an uncommon complication of atrial switch repair (Mustard or Senning) for d-transposition of the great arteries (dTGA), often difficult to diagnose by trans-thoracic echocardiography. This patient population is unique in that heart failure and elevated filling pressures are common after atrial switch repairs. Most studies ...
Bulman-Fleming Julie C - - 2009
CASE DESCRIPTION: A 9-year-old 6.9-kg (15.18-lb) castrated male Siamese cat was evaluated because of a 3-year history of repeated hemorrhage from the right metacarpal pad. CLINICAL FINDINGS: Physical examination findings were unremarkable except for a 2-mm-diameter erosion of the right metacarpal pad. A CBC revealed marked thrombocytopenia. Serum biochemical analyses, ...
Hörer Jürgen - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To compare survival, freedom from reoperation, and functional status between atrial switch and arterial switch operations for transposition of the great arteries. METHODS: Data from 88, 329, and 512 patients who underwent Mustard, Senning, and arterial switch operations between 1974 and 2006 were analyzed. RESULTS: In-hospital mortalities were 8.0% ...
Prendes Brandon L - - 2009
We describe a 42-year-old woman with progressive dyspnea on exertion resulting from pulmonary artery compression by a mediastinal mass due to extranodal Rosai-Dorfman disease. After initial biopsies were inconclusive, she underwent surgical resection of the mass to relieve the pulmonary artery compression, which was causing severe right ventricular dysfunction. Debulking ...
Johansson Bengt - - 2010
A Damus-Kaye-Stansel (DKS) anastomosis, i.e. an end-to-side anastomosis between the pulmonary artery and the aorta, has been applied in a wide spectrum of congenital heart disease including the Fontan circulation. We hereby present a 19-year-old woman with tricuspid atresia, transposition of great arteries, hypoplastic right ventricle, and a ventricular septal ...
Kvitting John-Peder Escobar - - 2009
On October 19, 1944, Clarence Crafoord performed the first successful repair of aortic coarctation. The operation was done a year before Robert Gross did his first case (he is often claimed to have been the first). In fact, Gross had read Crafoord's report before he performed his own first operation. ...
Lacour-Gayet Francois - - 2009
The occurrence of a restriction of the bulbo-ventricular foramen (BVF) in older patient with double inlet left ventricle (DILV) or tricuspid atresia (TA) with ventriculo-arterial discordance is a well-known condition. Today, the surgical management is to perform a Damus-type operation at the time of the bi-directional Glenn or at the ...
Soriano Brian D - - 2009
We present the case of a woman born with transposition of the great arteries, who was surgically repaired with the Mustard technique. Because of interatrial shunting, she was brought to the cardiac catheterization laboratory for device closure. Matrix-array 3D transesophageal echocardiography enabled visualization of both baffle leaks and demonstrated its ...
Kiely Christopher J - - 2009
We present a neonate with transposition of the great arteries, ventricular septal defect, inferior vena caval interruption with azygous continuation and intestinal atresia. This concurrence of anomalies has not been previously reported.
Ono M - - 2008
An arterial switch operation is considered the procedure of choice for the repair of Taussig-Bing anomaly, because it can be performed in most patients. However, after taking problems such as neoaortic insufficiency or myocardial perfusion disturbances after the arterial switch operation into account, intraventricular repair might be reconsidered as an ...
Wu Jinjin - - 2008
Remote Magnetic Mapping After Mustard/Senning Procedure. INTRODUCTION: Mapping of intraatrial reentrant tachycardia (IART) still presents a challenge in complex congenital heart disease. The goal of this work was to present our initial experience with remote magnetic navigation (RMN) for mapping of IART in four patients after the atrial switch procedure ...
Chang Ching-Pin - - 2008
The patterning of the cardiovascular system into systemic and pulmonic circulations is a complex morphogenetic process, the failure of which results in clinically important congenital defects. This process involves extensive vascular remodeling and coordinated division of the cardiac outflow tract (OFT). We demonstrate that the homeodomain transcription factor Pbx1 orchestrates ...
Shih J C - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To determine the value of simultaneous visualization of the cross-sectional view of both atrioventricular (AV) valves, the pulmonary artery and the aorta (en-face view of the AV valves and great vessels) in the identification of fetuses with transposition of the great arteries (TGA). METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis ...
Veshti Altin - - 2009
This report describes the case of a neonate with dextro-transposition of the great arteries and an intact ventricular septum who required postoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support for an unexplained postoperative left ventricular dysfunction after an arterial switch operation. After surgery, a large aortopulmonary collateral suspected of causing overload to the ...
Hirata Yasutaka - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The combination of transposition of the great arteries and coarctation of the aorta (TGA/CoA) presents a surgical challenge. We have adopted a concurrent aortic arch repair and arterial switch operation with excellent results. These patients tend to have a small aortic (ie, neopulmonary) annulus. This study evaluates the significance ...
Sue S-H - - 2008
Orthotopic heart transplantation (HTx) was successfully performed in a 46-year-old man with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries. Because of the need for an extraordinary length of aorta, we preserved the aortic arch during harvesting of the donor organ. The allograft was implanted using a biatrial technique, but the ...
Labombarda Fabien - - 2008
Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic benzoflurane drug with an imposing adverse effect profile. Amiodarone pulmonary toxicity is the major complication. It is well described in adults, whereas it is extremely rare in pediatric patients. This is a case of a child with supraventricular tachycardia post repair of transposition of the great ...
Menon Shaji C - - 2008
Double-outlet left ventricle (DOLV) is a rare congenital cardiac malformation in which both great arteries originate entirely or predominantly from the morphologic left ventricle. DOLV occurs most commonly in the form of atrial situs solitus with atrioventricular (AV) concordance. Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is most commonly subaortic, and 90% of ...
Bilal Mehmet S - - 2008
Translocation of the coronary arteries remains a technical challenge in anatomic correction of transposition of great arteries. Myocardial ischemia related to the difficulties with coronary relocation is an important factor in perioperative and postoperative morbidity and mortality, particularly in the patients with complex coronary artery anatomy. Intramural coronary artery is ...
Irving Claire - - 2008
Enlarged bronchial collateral arteries can lead to significant left to right shunting resulting in pulmonary hypercirculation and hypoxemia and may complicate postoperative recovery after uneventful surgical repair. We describe a case of simple transposition of the great arteries in which the postoperative course was complicated by the presence of an ...
Gasparini G - - 2010
A 42-year-old was admitted to our institution for recurrent episodic dyspnea on exertion. The patient had also a history of recurrent transient ischemic attacks. Careful history taking revealed that she developed dyspnea in an upright position, whereas the symptoms were relieved in a supine position (platypnea). The patient was given ...
Evans W N - - 2009
Attempts at the arterial switch operation predated the Senning and the Mustard venous switch procedures. No patients survived the earlier arterial switch methods. Therefore, from the 1960s to the 1980s, venous switch surgeries became the dominant treatment method for transposition of the great arteries. The Brazilian cardiac surgeon, Adib Jatene, ...
Chavan Chandrakant - - 2008
We report about a patient with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries and ebsteinoid malformation of left atrioventricular (AV) valve who presented with incessant orthodromic atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia due to a left posteroseptal accessory pathway. Radiofrequency catheter ablation using trans-septal approach successfully eliminated the posteroseptal pathway across the morphologic ...
Wong Derek - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Arterial switch operation is standard repair for complete transposition of the great arteries (TGA). Coronary artery abnormalities are the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in the acute postoperative phase. This study was designed to determine whether coronary artery pulse Doppler flow patterns obtained by transesophageal echocardiography during ...
Ballester Manel - - 2008
Francisco (Paco) Torrent-Guasp, a Spanish cardiologist working in De'nia, Alicante, discovered that the complex structure of the ventricular myocardium is due to a double-loop helical orientation of a single muscular band that extends from the pulmonary artery to the aorta, with a 180-degree twist in its middle part. He predicted ...
Love Barry A - - 2008
Atrial-level repair for transposition of the great arteries is one of the greatest achievements of modern cardiovascular medicine, transforming a once fatal congenital heart condition into one with excellent long-term survival. Although atrial-level repair has been supplanted by the arterial switch, there remains a population of patients who underwent atrial-level ...
Kondoh Haruhiko - - 2009
The case of a 64-year-old woman who underwent corrected transposition of the great arteries with significant systemic atrioventricular valve regurgitation and complete atrioventricular block is described. The patient underwent implantation of a DDD-type pacemaker and experienced relief of symptoms after discharge. Follow-up evaluation 30 months after the pacemaker implantation demonstrated ...
Angeli Emanuela - - 2008
The arterial switch operation has become the treatment of choice for neonates with transposition of the great arteries. Currently, the early mortality rate is low as well as the need for early reoperation because of surgical failures; in our experience with 803 neonates, these risks were 3.8% and 1.5%, respectively. ...
Quinn David W - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of the double-switch procedure for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries for patients completing morphologic left ventricle training by means of pulmonary artery banding with the outcome of patients whose morphologic left ventricle did not require training. METHODS: ...
Rizzo Giuseppe - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess, in second-trimester fetuses with transposition of the great arteries (TGA), the performance of software (sonographically based volume computer-aided analysis) that automatically retrieves diagnostic cardiac planes from a 4-dimensional volume of the fetal chest obtained with spatiotemporal image correlation. METHODS: We retrospectively ...
Rogers Dominic P S - - 2008
An increasing number of patients with congenital heart disease are surviving into adulthood and some have indications for device therapy. Complex anatomical abnormalities may hinder the operator and require the adaptation of standard implantation techniques. We present the first report of successful biventricular ICD implantation in a patient with mesocardia, ...
Davies Ben - - 2008
The management of congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries and associated lesions is frequently challenging. Significant pulmonary stenosis is a contraindication to the conventional double-switch. Instead repair may be accomplished by the Rastelli-Senning procedure, using an extracardiac conduit to achieve continuity between the morphological left ventricle and the pulmonary ...
Hörer Jürgen - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: Atrial switch procedures for transposition of the great arteries are associated with reoperations mainly for systemic ventricular dysfunction and baffle complications. This study aims at identifying the results of reoperations following the Senning operation. METHODS: Records of 314 hospital survivors who had undergone the Senning operation were reviewed for ...
Pérez William - - 2008
Little research has been carried out on the gross visceral anatomy of the Otariidae, and the anatomical information for the southern fur seals, Arctocephalus spp., is scant. The aim of the present study was to describe the external and internal conformation, and the sanguineous irrigation of the heart of Arctocephalus ...
Paladini D - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Coronary arterial abnormalities can be one of the few negative prognostic indicators in transposition of the great arteries (TGA), and their occurrence is related to the type of spatial relationship of the great arteries. The main objective of this study was to assess whether the use of the reconstructed ...
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