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The role of aortopulmonary collaterals after an arterial switch operation: a word of caution.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18836756     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes the case of a neonate with dextro-transposition of the great arteries and an intact ventricular septum who required postoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support for an unexplained postoperative left ventricular dysfunction after an arterial switch operation. After surgery, a large aortopulmonary collateral suspected of causing overload to the left ventricle was diagnosed. Percutaneous embolization of the aortopulmonary collateral caused prompt improvement in patient's conditions and rapid weaning from mechanical ventilation support.
Altin Veshti; Vladimiro L Vida; Massimo A Padalino; Giovanni Stellin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-10-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1432-1971     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-06     Completed Date:  2009-09-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  347-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgery Unit, University of Padua, Padua, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic*
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / adverse effects
Collateral Circulation*
Embolization, Therapeutic
Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery*
Infant, Newborn
Pulmonary Artery*
Transposition of Great Vessels / surgery*
Vascular Malformations / etiology*,  therapy

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