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Predictive value of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography in complete atrioventricular septal defect.
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PMID:  15975339     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography and follow-up transthoracic echocardiography have been useful in assessing cardiac function in complete atrioventricular septal defects. However, it has been suggested that a discrepancy exists between intraoperative and postoperative findings, and that intraoperative findings cannot reliably predict long-term results. This study aims to determine whether this discrepancy exists and to assess whether it is possible to predict follow-up results using intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was made in 35 patients who underwent biventricular repair by one surgeon between November 1997 and January 2004. All patients received intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography and follow-up transthoracic echocardiography at 19.1 +/- 18.02 months (range, 7 days to 5 years; median, 15.1 months). RESULTS: In left-sided atrioventricular valve regurgitation, 34.3% (12 of 35) of patients showed discrepancy during follow-up, and 28.6% (10 of 35) showed progression of regurgitation (from grade I to II). In right-sided atrioventricular valve, 11.4% (4 of 35) of patients showed discrepancy, 9.6% (3 of 35) showed progression of regurgitation (from grade I to II). CONCLUSIONS: In complete atrioventricular septal defects, intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography did not show the same findings as that of follow-up transthoracic echocardiography in some cases. However, this discrepancy is not so great as to require reoperation in early to midterm follow-up. Therefore, intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography may be used as tool to predict durability of surgical results and to decrease the incidence of reoperation in complete atrioventricular septal defects.
Hyun Koo Kim; Woong-Han Kim; Sung Wook Hwang; Jae Young Lee; Jin Young Song; Soo-Jin Kim; Ki Young Jang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  80     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-24     Completed Date:  2006-08-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Sejong General Hospital, Sejong Heart Institute, Bucheon, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Child, Preschool
Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
Heart Septal Defects / complications,  surgery*
Heart Valve Diseases / complications,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Intraoperative Period
Postoperative Period
Predictive Value of Tests
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome
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Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Jul;80(1):59   [PMID:  15975340 ]

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