Short-term results in infants with multiple left heart obstructive lesions

Congenital Heart Disease
Jeremy M SteeleFrancine G Erenberg


Deciding on a surgical pathway for neonates with ≥2 left heart obstructive lesions is complex. Predictors of the successful biventricular (2V) repair in these patients are poorly defined. The goal of our study was to identify patients who underwent the 2V repair and assess anatomic and echocardiographic predictors of success. Infants born between July 2015 and August 2017 with ≥2 left heart obstructive lesions with no prior interventions were identified (n = 19). Patients with aortic or mitral valve (MV) atresia and critical aortic stenosis were excluded. Initial echocardiograms were reviewed for aortic, MV, tricuspid valve annulus size, and left (LV) and right (RV) ventricle diastolic longitudinal dimensions. The valve morphology and presence of a ventricular septal defect (VSD) and coarctation were assessed. Clinical outcomes included successful 2V repair, complications, and repeat interventions or surgeries. Failed 2V repair was defined as a takedown to single ventricle (1V) physiology, cardiac transplantation, or death. For 2V repair, 14/19 patients were selected and for 1V, 5/19 patients were selected. Initial surgical procedures of the 2V group were simple coarctation repair (5), complex coarctation/arch reconstruction +/...Continue Reading


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