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Long-term results of arterial switch repair of transposition of the great vessels.
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PMID:  11486215     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The arterial switch operation has become the preferred surgical procedure for transposition of the great arteries worldwide. The low operative mortality at "low-risk" institutions has been well documented. The advantages of the arterial switch compared with atrial-level repairs include a lower incidence of arrhythmias and the likelihood of normal systemic ventricular function over the long term. However, the long-term sequelae of this operation must be continually evaluated, including the fate of the supravalvular pulmonary and aortic anastomoses, growth of the aortic root, competency of the neoaortic valve, patency of the coronary arteries, effects on the conduction system, and adequacy of ventricular function. These anatomic results, as well as the neurodevelopmental outcomes of these patients, are summarized in this review. Copyright 1998 by W.B. Saunders Company
Elizabeth D. Blume; Gil Wernovsky
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Title:  Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Pediatric cardiac surgery annual     Volume:  1     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu     Publication Date:  1998  
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Created Date:  2001-Aug-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9815944     Medline TA:  Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  129-138     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiology, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.
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