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  • Transposition of the great arteries: Operative outcome in the current era

    Armishaw, J.; Gentles, T.L.; Calder, A.L.; Raudkivi, P.J.; Kerr, A.R. (2000)

    Journal article
    The University of Auckland Library

    An open access copy of this article is available and complies with the copyright holder/publisher conditions. Aims. To assess the operative outcome, cardiac and neurodevelopmental sequelae in infants with transposition of the great arteries (TGA) undergoing the arterial switch operation (ASO). Method. Cross-sectional review of the 48 consecutive patients operated on in the calendar years 1995 and 1996 was undertaken to obtain recent cardiac, growth and neurodevelopmental parameters, and the mortality results were compared to the entire cohort of infants who underwent the ASO for definitive repair of TGA and double outlet right ventricle at Greenlane hospital between 1984 and 1998. Results. Between January 1995 and December 1996, 48 patients underwent the ASO, 96% were alive, and 88% alive and free from reoperation or significant neurological sequelae at a mean followup interval of sixteen months. Six (13%) had important residual cardiac lesions, of which supra valvular pulmonary stenosis was the most common. Growth parameters at follow-up were normal, as was the neurodevelopmental progress of all but two survivors (96%). Conculusion. In the current era, the ASO is a relatively safe procedure with excellent cardiac and neurodevelopmental outcome in the majority of infants.

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