Biventricular repair after stage II univentricular surgery: Palliation is not a one-way path

Muhammad Yasir Qureshi, Harold M. Burkhart, Donald J. Hagler

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Abstract

Surgical decision in mild forms of hypoplastic left heart syndrome can be challenging. Once a univentricular pathway has been chosen, it can be difficult to reconsider a biventricular repair. A commitment to a palliative pathway is usually considered irreversible after initial univentricular repair. We present this case as an example in which the primary surgical palliation pathway was altered, and eventually a successful biventricular repair was performed in a mild variant of hypoplastic left heart syndrome, despite the fact that maneuvers to promote left ventricular growth were not recruited at the time of initial surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e119-e120
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume96
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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