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Outcome after one-stage repair of tetralogy of Fallot.
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PMID:  16434948     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome after one-stage repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). METHODS: Between May 1997 and December 2002, 240 patients with a median age of 9 months (1 month-48 years) underwent one-stage repair of TOF. Closure of ventricular septal defect (VSD) was accomplished through the right atrium in 171 (71.3%) patients and through the right ventricle in 69 (28.7%) patients. For the reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT), transannular repair was performed in 151 (62.9%) patients, and non-transannular repair was performed in 89 (37.1%) patients. Follow-up was complete, averaging 40+/-17.6 months (3 months-5.8 years). RESULTS: There were 2 (0.8%) operative deaths. Between early repair group (age under 6 months) and late repair group (age above 6 months), there were no differences in the method of RVOT reconstruction (transannular vs non-transannular) and the need for branch pulmonary artery angioplasty. Early repair group had more transventricular VSD closure than late repair group (46% vs 22%, P < 0.05). Duration of inotropic support and intensive care unit (ICU) stay were longer in the early repair group (P < 0.05). Five patients required reoperations due to RVOT obstruction (n = 3), and residual VSD (n = 2). Kaplan-Meier freedom from reoperation at 5 years was 98.3+/-1%. Nine patients underwent catheter intervention for branch pulmonary artery stenosis. Freedom from reintervention at 5 years was 95.4+/-1.5%. All survivors are currently asymptomatic. CONCLUSIONS: One-stage repair of TOF could be performed with low mortality and morbidity. Especially, early one-stage repair in symptomatic infant could be performed with low risk, eliminating the need for palliative procedures.
C Lee; C N Lee; S C Kim; C Lim; Y H Chang; C H Kang; W M Jo; W H Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-25     Completed Date:  2006-05-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sejong General Hospital, Sejong Heart Institute, Bucheon, Kyungki-do, South Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / epidemiology
Age Factors
Cardiac Surgical Procedures*
Child, Preschool
Middle Aged
Tetralogy of Fallot / epidemiology,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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