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The hybrid procedure for the borderline left ventricle.
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PMID:  21070689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
METHODS: We describe a series of four patients with various congenital cardiac malformations, all of whom had borderline left ventricles. Based on pre-operative echocardiograms, several scoring systems and left ventricle volumes were used to predict the optimal type of repair. A left ventricular volume of 20 millilitres per square metre was used as the minimum cut-off value for adequacy of biventricular repair.
RESULTS: The left ventricular volumes for the patients were 17.1, 23.7, 25.4, and 25.8 millilitres per square metre. In none of the four patients were the calculations unanimous in the recommendation to pursue either type of repair. All patients underwent the hybrid procedure and then eventual single ventricle palliation (two patients) or biventricular repair (two patients). All survived with a mean follow-up of 18 plus or minus 3.9 months.
CONCLUSIONS: The hybrid procedure may be the best option in patients with a borderline left ventricle. It can serve as a bridge to a more definitive repair when patients are older, larger, and for whom the decision between single ventricle and biventricular repair can be more easily made.
Christopher K Davis; Peter Pastuszko; John Lamberti; John Moore; Frank Hanley; Howaida El Said
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in the young     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1467-1107     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Young     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200019     Medline TA:  Cardiol Young     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  26-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, University of California, San Diego, California, USA.
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