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Raja Shahzad G - - 2005
Without intervention, babies born with transposed great arteries (TGA) are doomed to a rapid death. Jatene and coworkers deserve the credit for performing the first successful arterial switch operation (ASO) in a patient with TGA and ventricular septal defect (VSD) in 1975. Since then ASO has become the procedure of ...
Jaillard Sophie - - 2005
Persistent fetal circulation in transposition of the great arteries results in severe persistent pulmonary hypertension, which increases the risk of early mortality. We report the case of a newborn with transposition of the great arteries and intact ventricular septum associated with pulmonary hypertension. After the failure of immediate balloon atrial ...
Armbrust Sven - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Restrictive dermopathy is a very rare autosomal recessive skin disorder. The typical pathologic findings are striking: microstomia, micrognathia, thin but very tight translucent skin that tears spontaneously, and arthrogryposis multiplex. The mechanisms behind this disease are unknown. OBSERVATIONS: We describe for the first time a newborn girl with restrictive ...
Borenstein Nicolas - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Beyond the first 2 months of life, pulmonary artery banding is warranted before two-stage arterial switch operation. The aim of this study was to explore whether myogenic cell transplantation could contribute to right ventricular function during pulmonary artery constriction in an ovine model. METHODS: Sixteen rams were assigned to ...
Ricci Marco - - 2005
Quadricuspid semilunar valves are very rare, especially in association with other congenital cardiac anomalies. A quadricuspid pulmonary valve has never been described in the setting of transposition of the great arteries. In this brief article we describe one such case, and we discuss the operative strategy during the arterial switch ...
Rammos Spyridon - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Definition of normative data of the great arteries from neonatal to adult ages may aid in assessment of the growth of cardiovascular structures, thus guiding the timing and type of intervention in patients with congenital cardiac disease. METHODS: We calculated the cross-sectional areas of the arterial roots at the ...
Ebeid Makram R - - 2005
We present successful catheter intervention in 4 patients with total occlusion of the superior baffle after an atrial switch procedure. A transseptal needle (in addition to the transhepatic route in 1 patient with known occluded femoral veins) was used to open the occluded segments and place stents. Additionally, we report ...
Sharland G - - 2005
To identify fetal echocardiographic features, associations, and outcome of atrioventricular and ventriculoarterial discordance. Retrospective analysis of videotape recordings of fetal echocardiograms and examination of departmental database and patient records to establish outcome. Tertiary centre for fetal cardiology. 34 consecutive fetuses with a prenatal diagnosis of double discordance seen between January ...
Lembcke Alexander - - 2005
A case of congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries in a 64-old-woman is presented. Diagnosis was missed by invasive angiocardiography. Electrocardiographic-gated multislice computed tomography not only demonstrated switching of the aortic root and pulmonary trunk but clearly identified fine morphologic details of the cardiac chambers, including the atypical coronary ...
Gunduz Huseyin - - 2005
A 54-year-old male was admitted to the emergency department with progressive dyspnea and chest pain during exercise. Congenital corrected transposition of the great arteries was detected on echocardiography. Coronary angiography revealed myocardial bridging on the obtuse marginal branch of the left circumflex coronary artery. Being a rare complex cardiac anomaly ...
Caffarena José M - - 2005
An eleven month-old child underwent a successful modified double switch operation for total correction of complete atrioventricular canal, double outlet right ventricle, noncommitted ventricular septal defect, pulmonary stenosis, common atrium and anomalous left superior vena cava to an unroofed coronary sinus. We describe the technique of modified double switch operation, ...
Tongsong T - - 2005
We describe a case of thoraco-omphalopagus twins diagnosed at 18 weeks' gestation. Each twin had a separate set of anatomical structures except for a shared heart, upper liver and anterior chest wall. The heart was located at the center of the juncture, and consisted of three atria and two ventricles, ...
Oppido Guido - - 2005
A very rare case of a newborn with dextrocardia, complete transposition of the great arteries {S,D,D}, ventricular septal defect, aortic arch hypoplasia, juxtaposition of the morphologically right atrial appendage and superoinferior ventricles is herein presented. He successfully underwent arterial switch operation, ventricular septal defect closure and aortic arch reconstruction with ...
Kawamata Kazuya - - 2005
Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CTGA) is an uncommon congenital cardiac anomaly. Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of CTGA is very difficult because the ventricular outflow tract may appear to arise correctly from the right and left ventricles. Few cases of CTGA diagnosed in utero have been reported. We report ...
Gregoric Igor D - - 2005
Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) is a rare anomaly characterized by atrioventricular and ventriculo-arterial discordance and several other malformations that eventually lead to heart failure. We describe the case of a 53-year-old woman with ccTGA and aortic insufficiency who was a candidate for heart transplantation due to ...
Duncan Brian W - - 2005
Conditions in which the right ventricle serves as the systemic pumping chamber are frequently complicated by the development of right ventricular failure and tricuspid valve regurgitation. The right ventricle is the systemic ventricle in conditions of ventriculoarterial discordance with atrioventricular concordance (transposition of the great arteries) or with atrioventricular discordance ...
Ohashi N - - 2005
Total correction was performed in a case of complete transposition of the great arteries (TGA) with severe pulmonary vascular obstructive disease (PVOD). Although severe pulmonary hypertension remained after surgery, oxygenation was continued for 15 months, which included a shift to at-home oxygen inhalation therapy (HOT). Cardiac catheterization 15 months after ...
Mee Roger B B - - 2005
In congenitally corrected transposition (ccTGA) the most common configuration is atrial situs solitus with left ventricular loop and left transposition of the great arteries (SLL). Less common is ccTGA with atrial siti inversus (IDD). In both configurations there is a high incidence of ventricular septal defect, pulmonary stenosis, or atresia ...
Taylor Andrew M - - 2005
PURPOSE: To prospectively evaluate the feasibility of magnetic resonance (MR) coronary artery imaging and to define myocardial damage with late-enhancement myocardial MR imaging in children who underwent arterial switch surgery for transposition of the great arteries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The local research ethics committee approved this study, and the subjects ...
Padalino Massimo A - - 2004
We report a rare case of D-transposition of the great arteries with intramural origin of both the left and right coronary arteries. The patient underwent a successful arterial switch operation at 7 days of life with an uneventful postoperative course. Regardless of challenging coronary anatomy, the arterial switch operation remains ...
Baral Vijay R - - 2004
Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is rarely recognized in patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA). We describe a 48-year-old woman with CCTGA, systemic atrioventricular valve replacement for Ebsteinoid malformation of the valve, ventricular dysfunction and ventricular tachycardia related to the previous surgical scar. The patient had successful non-contact ...
Kosaka Yoshimichi - - 2004
A patient with transposition of the great arteries accompanied by Shaher type 9 coronary anatomy experienced the development of progressive neoaortic valvular regurgitation with a small annulus, supravalvular stenosis, and neopulmonary valvular and supravalvular stenoses 15 years after an arterial switch operation. To implant a prosthetic valve clinically adequate in ...
Ma Ning - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Isolated dextrocardia is a rare phenomenon and usually associated with multiple cardiac anomalies. This study was to evaluate the accuracy of diagnosis of isolated dextrocardia by using angiocardiography and to compare it with the results of surgery. METHODS: The clinical data of 27 cases of congenital isolated dextrocardia were ...
Cook Stephen C - - 2004
Percutaneous interventions can treat long-term complications after Mustard atrial switch operation in patients with d-transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA), but follow-up for these procedures has not been established. Four patients with d-TGA and previous Mustard operation underwent percutaneous placement of covered stents to relieve superior and inferior vena caval ...
Matteucci Marco L S - - 2004
Despite current low overall perioperative mortality, ischemic complications due to coronary artery translocation remain the most unwanted early complication of the arterial switch operation. We describe the case of a boy who underwent, at five days of age, one-stage arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries with repair ...
Vricella Luca A - - 2004
Repair of complex malformations that necessitate restoration of continuity between the right ventricle and the pulmonary arteries can now safely be performed with low morbidity and mortality. Major concerns still remain on the long-term outlook for these patients, and about the durability of the different prostheses used to restore that ...
Schwartz Marcy L - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Neo-aortic root dilation (ARD) and neo-aortic regurgitation (AR) may be progressive after arterial switch operation (ASO) for d-loop transposition of the great arteries (dTGA). We sought to identify predictors of ARD and AR after ASO. METHODS AND RESULTS: 335 patients were identified who underwent ASO for dTGA with intact ...
Sekarski Nicole - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: We report on the Doppler-assessed regulation of an adjustable pulmonary artery band (PAB) in an animal model and in our first group of patients. BACKGROUND: Indications for pulmonary artery banding have expanded to include patients requiring a late arterial switch. A telemetry-operated, fully implantable, adjustable PAB system (FloWatch- PAB, ...
Clarke Andrew J B - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Patients with double inlet left ventricle/l-transposition and similar morphologies have their systemic outflow traverse a bulboventricular foramen (BVF), which has a propensity to narrow over time. A Norwood procedure may be performed as the initial palliation. We prefer aortic arch repair and pulmonary artery banding, delaying Damus-Kaye-Stansel (DKS) or ...
Kulenović Amela - - 2004
We monitored changes in caliber, position and branching of blood vessels in fetuses of 4 - 9 months of intrauterine life. By precise dissection we prepared starting parts of common carotid artery and internal jugular vein in 40 cadaver fetuses. The vessels were injected with Telebrix and subjected to postmortem ...
Sun Zhi-hong - - 2004
Increased QT dispersion and loss of sinus rhythm were both associated with sudden cardiac death in patients with transposition of the great arteries after Mustard and Senning operations at the early and late postoperative periods. A combination of increased QT dispersion with loss of sinus rhythm increases the positive predictive ...
Bader Rima - - 2004
Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries is not uncommonly associated with Ebstein's malformation of its left-sided tricuspid valve. The recognition of this rare association in the fetus is important because its postnatal prognosis is guarded. The present case report illustrates fetal echocardiographic clues to the diagnosis that include mesocardia ...
Williams Andrew N - - 2004
Alexander the Great was struck by a stone at the Siege of Cyropolis in 329 BC and was rendered temporarily blind and inaudible as a result. Although other authors have written extensively about the likely pathological effects of this injury, none have suggested carotid artery dissection as a possible cause. ...
Tanaka Kei - - 2004
A 4-year-old boy diagnosed with a double outlet right ventricle with transposition of the great arteries in a discordant atrioventricular connection. The anatomical characteristics of the ventriculoarterial relationships resulting from leftward deviation were quite similar to a mirror image of those in the malformation reported by Patrick and McGoon. Hence, ...
Hosseinpour Amir-Reza - - 2004
BACKGROUND: In hearts with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, the atrial and ventricular septums are usually malaligned. This is associated with an abnormal location of the atrioventricular conduction system. However, well-aligned septums and normally positioned atrioventricular conduction tissues have been found in a few cases, some of which ...
Konstantinov Igor E - - 2004
The atrial switch operation was developed by the efforts of many surgeons, with the most notable contributions made by Blalock, Hanlon, Albert, Baffes, Senning, and Mustard. The atrial switch operation was the first definitive repair for patients with transposition of great arteries and produced good results. Although it is rarely ...
Gremmels David B - - 2004
We evaluated echocardiographic accuracy for defining coronary artery course in d-transposition of great arteries and the impact of a 2-reviewer method on this accuracy. The echocardiogram reports of 108 patients with d-transposition of great arteries were reviewed for coronary anatomy and compared with the operative report. In method 1, from ...
Sallee Denver - - 2004
The remodeling of the embryonic avian cardiac outflow tract (OFT) involves the removal of cardiomyocytes by programmed cell death (PCD). In contrast, the prevalence of PCD is low in the atrial or ventricular myocytes during this period of development. To determine if this selective PCD is due to the unique ...
Benzaquen Bruno S - - 2004
BACKGROUND: After the Mustard or Senning procedure, adults with transposition of the great arteries may have right ventricular failure and require consideration of new therapies. A 2-stage arterial switch operation (ASO) may be performed as an alternative to heart transplantation. This procedure is relatively successful in children, but little is ...
Bilgin S Sinan - - 2004
INTRODUCTION: Compression of the median nerve at the wrist by a persistent median artery is one of the uncommon reasons for carpal tunnel syndrome. Most of the studies in the literature deal with thrombosed persistent median artery. MATERIALS AND METHOD: In this study, we present surgical treatment of four carpal ...
Burkhart Harold M - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Palliative atrial switch (PAS) procedures that reroute pulmonary and systemic venous drainage and leave a ventricular septal defect (VSD) open have been used in the treatment of deeply cyanotic patients who have severe pulmonary vascular obstructive disease (PVOD). Palliative atrial switch is beneficial for patients with transposition of the ...
McEwing R L - - 2004
Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) is an uncommon cardiac defect characterized by the atria connecting with the anatomically discordant ventricles and the ventricles connecting with discordant and transposed great arteries. Parallel vessels are evident in corrected TGA, but as this sign is also present in complete TGA, ...
Morell Victor O - - 2004
The surgical management of transposition of the great arteries with a ventricular septal defect and left ventricular outflow tract obstruction still remains a significant challenge despite major advances in pediatric cardiovascular surgery. Almost four decades after its inception, the Rastelli procedure continues to be the standard surgical technique used in ...
Cendrowska-Pinkosz Monika - - 2004
The research was carried on 70 hearts of adult humans. The hearts were subjected to direct analyses on the autopsy material. The presence or absence of the valve of the great cardiac vein was analysed with reference to sex. The terminal valve of the great cardiac vein was found in ...
Hamrick Shannon E G - - 2004
This report describes the case of a neonate who underwent fetal surgery for congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and pulmonary sequestration. His postnatal management was complicated by the additional diagnosis of transposition of the great arteries (TGA). TGA is particularly difficult to diagnose in the fetus. This triad has not previously ...
Wetter Jutta - - 2004
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the results of the arterial switch operation for early total repair of double-outlet right ventricle with subpulmonary ventricular septal defect (the Taussig-Bing heart). METHODS: From 1986 through April 2003, 27 patients with Taussig-Bing anomaly underwent arterial switch operation. Twenty patients were neonates (n = 11) or ...
Miura Takuya - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Some patients with univentricular hearts who are candidates for Fontan operation may develop ventricular outflow tract obstruction after pulmonary artery banding (PAB) or Fontan. However, the indication for Damus-Kaye-Stansel (DKS) operation for these patients has not been clear. To clarify the indication, the changes in the diameter of ventricular ...
Wakhlu Ashish - - 2004
OBJECT: The object was to derive a prediction rule for the development of postoperative hydrocephalus in patients with spina bifida by the measurement of cranial ventricular diameters using ultrasound. METHODS: Eighty-nine patients with spina bifida were studied prospectively. Each child had preoperative cranial ultrasound with measurement of the bifrontal diameter, ...
Kim Soo Jin - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Translocation of the coronary artery to the neoaorta is essential in the arterial switch operation. The goal of this study is to investigate (1) the frequency of commissural malalignment in complete transposition of the great arteries, (2) the usefulness of echocardiography in diagnosis of commissural malalignment, and (3) the ...
Kramer Hans-Heiner - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: Long-term angiographic evaluation of left ventricular performance and size of the great arteries after one-stage neonatal versus two-stage arterial switch operation (ASO) of simple transposition. METHODS: Analysis of cineangiographic studies obtained during the process of two-stage ASO for 34 patients and after neonatal repair for 52 patients. RESULTS: At ...
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