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Aortic root translocation plus arterial switch for transposition of the great arteries with left ventricular outflow tract obstruction: intermediate-term results.
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PMID:  17258095     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: The goal of our study was to report our intermediate-term results with aortic root translocation plus arterial switch for d-transposition of the great arteries with left ventricular outflow tract obstruction. BACKGROUND: A d-transposition of the great arteries with left ventricular outflow tract obstruction represents a difficult surgical problem. The Rastelli procedure is the usual approach to this condition. However, recurrent left ventricular outflow tract obstruction and early conduit obstruction as well as arrhythmias and troublesome late mortality are significant limitations. METHODS: From 1993 to 2005, 11 children (8 male, 3 female) ages 1 month to 11 years (median age 7 months) have undergone aortic root autograft translocation plus arterial switch to correct d-transposition of the great arteries with left ventricular outflow tract obstruction. The native aortic root was excised from the right ventricle infundibulum and inserted into the left ventricular outflow, enlarging the outflow tract by resecting the outlet septum and an appropriate-size ventricular septal defect patch. After coronary artery reimplantation, right ventricular outflow reconstruction was achieved with a homograft. RESULTS: There were no early or late deaths. With a median follow-up of 59 months (range 2 to 137 months), 5 patients required 6 conduit replacement procedures at a median time of 53 months. Two patients required an implantable defibrillator for ventricular arrhythmias. None of the patients have developed left ventricular outflow tract obstruction. CONCLUSIONS: Aortic root autograft plus arterial switch procedure is a good option for the surgical management of infants and children with d-transposition of the great arteries and left ventricular outflow tract obstruction and results in a more anatomic repair compared with Rastelli operation. Intermediate-term results indicate good relief of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction and need for conduit replacement compares favorably with the Rastelli procedure for this lesion.
Victor Bautista-Hernandez; Gerald R Marx; Emile A Bacha; Pedro J del Nido
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-01-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Cardiology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1558-3597     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-29     Completed Date:  2007-03-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301365     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  485-90     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve / surgery
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods
Child, Preschool
Time Factors
Transposition of Great Vessels / complications,  surgery*
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods
Ventricular Outflow Obstruction / complications,  surgery*

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