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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 ...
Casey Kevin - - 2008
Although the performance of basilic vein transpositions for dialysis access is well established, the utility and patency rates of brachial vein transpositions are poorly characterized. The brachial vein is being used increasingly as an alternative vein for transposition in an effort to increase the percentage of autogenous fistula utilization. The ...
McKay Roxane - - 2008
In order to optimize the Fontan circulation, a technique for direct superior and inferior cavopulmonary connections was devised. Such pathways retain growth potential, obviate suture lines within the right atrium, and avoid prosthetic implants. They thus enable definitive, single-stage ventricular unloading, regardless of patient size or great artery position.
Bautista-Hernandez Victor - - 2008
Anatomic repair is the standard surgical approach to congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries. However, timing to perform the procedure remains controversial. We present 2 cases of congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries and Ebstein's-like anomaly of the tricuspid valve presenting with heart failure. Both cases had successful ...
Hu Sheng-Shou - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Three techniques have been developed as the surgical management for patients with anomalies of ventriculoarterial connection, ventricular septal defect, and pulmonary outflow tract obstruction (stenosis): the Rastelli, Lecompte, (REV), and Nikaidoh procedures. This study was designed to compare these procedures in terms of hemodynamics of the reconstructed biventricular outflow ...
Santoro Giuseppe - - 2008
Enlarged bronchial arteries and/or systemic-to-pulmonary collaterals have been frequently demonstrated in association with transposition of the great arteries. They are usually clinically silent, although they might be large enough to cause accelerated pulmonary vascular obstructive disease or symptomatic cardiac volume overload after surgical repair. We report on a low-weight neonate ...
Cui Wei - - 2008
We present a rare case of D-transposition of the great arteries (D-TGA) and double aortic arch (DAA). The anatomy was prospectively and preoperatively diagnosed by echocardiography and confirmed by ultra-fast computed tomography. The patient underwent successful arterial switch operation and division of the vascular ring at a single procedure.
Amanullah Muhammad M - - 2008
Tricuspid atresia with transposition of the great arteries produces single ventricle physiology. Ultimate goals of neonatal palliative operations are to provide optimum anatomic and physiologic conditions for a Fontan procedure. A modification of the Norwood procedure is reported, with an aorto-pulmonary anastomosis, utilizing the hypoplastic right ventricle as the pulmonary ...
Pavlidis Theodoros E - - 2008
Situs inversus totalis is an inherited condition characterized by a mirror-image transposition of thoracic and abdominal organs. It often coexists with other anatomical variations. Transposition of the organs imposes special demands on the diagnostic and surgical skills of the surgeon. We report a case of a 34-year-old female patient presented ...
Dragulescu Andreea - - 2008
Progressive dyspnea and cyanosis occurred in a 41-year-old patient status after Mustard atrial switch repair for transposition of great arteries. Cardiac catheterization and magnetic resonance imaging revealed the association of superior limb systemic venous baffle obstruction and leaks with right-to-left shunting. He underwent successful dilation of the venous channel and ...
Ozkutlu Suheyla - - 2008
Double outlet left ventricle (DOLV) is a rare congenital cardiac malformation in which both the pulmonary artery and the aorta arise exclusively or predominantly from the morphologic left ventricle. We describe a case of DOLV with situs inversus, L-loop ventricles, d-malposition of the great arteries (I, L, D), superior-inferior ventricles, ...
Nakajima Kenichi - - 2007
BACKGROUND: To overcome differences in the choice of collimator for an iodine-123 ((123)I)-labeled meta-iodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) heart-to-mediastinum (H/M) ratio, we examined multi-window correction methods with (123)I dual-window (IDW) and triple-energy window (TEW) acquisition. METHODS AND RESULTS: Standard phantoms, which consisted of the heart, mediastinum, lung, and liver, were generated. Three correction ...
McGahan John P - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to analyze our recent experience with fetuses with transposition of the great arteries (TGA) to identify potential pitfalls and possible methods to better detect conotruncal anomalies such as TGA. METHODS: We analyzed all nonreferral obstetric ultrasound examinations in which we performed basic, targeted, ...
Asgar Anita W - - 2007
Complete transposition of the great arteries has been historically managed by the Mustard (atrial switch) operation. This procedure is associated with longterm complications such as baffle occlusion, which also precludes the insertion of a permanent transvenous pacemaker. Transcatheter techniques have allowed the successful angioplasty and stenting of stenotic baffles but ...
Zaidi Syed M - - 2007
Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries CCTGA is a rare congenital disease first described by Von Rokitansky in 1875. Transposition of the great arteries comprises 2.6 - 7.8% of all cases of congenital heart disease, and if uncorrected, is commonly fatal in the first year of life. Patients with ...
Graham Thomas P TP - - 2007
Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries is a rare condition in which systemic venous blood returns to normally positioned atria. However, the atria are connected to the opposite ventricle, right atrium to left ventricle, left atrium to right ventricle; so-called atrioventricular discordance. In addition, the ventricles are inverted (right ...
Patanè Salvatore - - 2008
Many patients with ventriculoarterial discordance have survived to adulthood. Those with complete transposition of the great arteries have often had an atrial switch procedure (Mustard or Senning operation) performed, which leaves the morphological right ventricle supporting the systemic circulation. It has been also reported previously undiagnosed congenitally corrected transposition of ...
Chen Yih-Sharng - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To investigate prospectively the prediction of the neopulmonary stenosis (neo-PS) after arterial switch operation (ASO) for transposition of the great artery (TGA) with intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). METHODS: Infants with TGA undergoing the ASO were prospectively studied over 5 years. The neo-PS was defined when the peak flow velocity ...
Matsui Hikoro - - 2007
Fetal cardiac valvuloplasty has been proposed for progressive cardiac disease with a poor prognosis, such as critical aortic stenosis and pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum and balloon atrial septostomy for hypoplastic left heart syndrome, or simple transposition of the great arteries with closed or restrictive inter-atrial communication. It is ...
Squarcia Umberto - - 2007
Doctor Giancarlo Rastelli graduated from the University of Parma, Italy (cum laude) in July 1957, and in 1961, moved to the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, New York. The name of Dr. Rastelli is recognized worldwide for the classification of the atrioventricular (AV) canal and for the procedure relating to the anatomical ...
Arslan Bulent - - 2007
Aortic endograft placement is evolving into the standard of care for treatment of patients with anatomically suitable thoracic aortic aneurysms. Application of this technique and these devices in other thoracic aortic pathology, such as traumatic pseudoaneurysms, symptomatic type B aortic dissections, penetrating ulcers, and even mycotic aneurysms, appears to be ...
Backer Matthew - - 2007
Venous rupture is an uncommon complication resulting from dialysis graft interventions. We present a case in which contrast extravasation recurred following an initially successful balloon tamponade. The rupture site could not be negotiated with a guidewire to provide endovascular treatment, necessitating balloon occlusion of the graft.
Goissen C - - 2008
Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) occurs in 1-4% of neonates with transposition of the great arteries with intact ventricular septum (TGA/IVS). This association is often lethal. To our knowledge, only eight survivors have been described in the literature, two of whom benefited from extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). We ...
Sohn S - - 2008
Double-outlet left ventricle (DOLV) is conventionally repaired with an extracardiac conduit when pulmonary stenosis is present. We report a case of surgical repair for DOLV with severe pulmonary stenosis where the right ventricular outflow tract was established using a vascular graft patch anteriorly after constructing the posterior wall with autologous ...
Gupta Anurag - - 2008
We report a 23-year-old male with history of double-inlet single ventricle with transposition of the great arteries who is s/p pulmonary artery banding, a Damus-Kaye-Stanzel anastomosis, and Fontan procedure during infancy and childhood who now presents with chest pain. A chest CTA at an outside hospital was thought concerning for ...
Kaczmarek M - - 2007
The aim of this work is to determine morphological and topographical aspects of the great cardiac vein, especially its relation to the branches of the left coronary artery. The examination of the cardiac veins was carried out on 36 specimens of hearts of both sexes aged between 12 and 70 ...
DeBord Starla - - 2007
Transposition of the great arteries is the most common congenital heart defect among the birth defects that present with cyanosis during the early neonatal period. Infants with this cardiac birth defect, in which the aorta originates from the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery originates from the left ventricle, usually ...
Kostolny Martin - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: We describe the experience from a single institution with the Norwood sequence of palliation for hypoplasia of the left heart, emphasizing complications related to placement of a conduit from the right ventricle to the pulmonary arteries and their management. METHODS: Between November, 2002 and January, 2006, we palliated 32 ...
Ozkutlu Suheyla - - 2007
Cardiac malformations are very rare in which the great arteries arise from their appropriate ventricles, but are abnormally related to each other. Here, we present a patient with mirror-imaged atrial arrangement and a left-sided heart who has parallel arterial trunks with discordant atrioventricular and concordant ventriculo-arterial connections. The ventricles were ...
Sersar Sameh Ibrahim - - 2007
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Tissot Cecile - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To avoid the surgical removal of an obstructive thrombus in a Senning baffle by the administration of recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator. SETTING: A pediatric intensive care unit in a children's university hospital. PATIENTS: A 3-yr-old male was diagnosed with a large left atrial thrombus 2 wks after Senning repair ...
Takabayashi Shin - - 2007
A 3-month-old girl weighing 2160 g was diagnosed with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, a ventricular septal defect, severe restrictive foramen ovale, hypoplasia of the morphologically right ventricle, and steno-insufficiency of the tricuspid valve. As her hemodynamic condition (which was comparable to that of the single ventricle with ...
Hasdemir Can - - 2007
BACKGROUND: A subgroup of outflow tract (OT) ventricular tachycardias (VT) originate from the aortic sinuses or the main stem of the pulmonary artery. The anatomic substrate for these tachycardias is unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of ventricular myocardial extensions (VME) into the pulmonary artery ...
Sinzobahamvya Nicodème - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Incidence of right ventricular outflow tract obstruction (RVOTO) may be suspected to be higher after arterial switch operation (ASO) for Taussig-Bing heart than after ASO for transposition of the great arteries (TGA), as Taussig-Bing anomaly is frequently associated with aortic arch obstruction and subvalvular aortic stenosis. We evaluated the ...
Moon Min Hoan - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of our study is to provide reference values for the great vessels obtained from images of the three-vessel view of the fetal heart, with an emphasis on the size discrepancy of the great vessels. METHODS: From February 2003 to May 2003, the main pulmonary artery (MPA), ascending ...
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