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Technique of transplantation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome with left superior vena cava.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8452453     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The presence of a left superior vena cava in infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome complicates the technical performance of orthotopic cardiac transplantation. In this report we describe a modification of the recipient cardiectomy to maintain patency of the left superior vena cava, leaving the recipient coronary sinus as a conduit for it into the right atrium and avoiding complex venous reconstructions.
Authors:
T L Spray; C B Huddleston; C E Canter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1993 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-15     Completed Date:  1993-04-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  779-81     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Echocardiography
Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery*
Heart Transplantation / methods*
Humans
Infant
Postoperative Complications
Vena Cava, Superior / abnormalities*,  surgery

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