[Anatomical correction of transposition of the great arteries in 7 newborn infants].
In the presented article, the course and results of anatomical correction of transposition of great arteries (TGA) in 7 neonates (2 females and 5 males) with mean body mass of 3250 g and 2 to 5 days old (mean 3 days) are reviewed. Surgery was performed in moderate hypothermia. St. Thomas cold cardioplegia was used. Mean aortic clamping time was 70 min (55-115), and the time of extracorporeal circulation was 165 min (117-210). Low cardiac output in all patients in the postoperative period required prolonged mechanical ventilation and positive inotropic drugs. Out of 7 patients operated, two died (29%). The cause of death in both cases was myocardial ischemia of right ventricle. The other 5 patients were discharged after healing of operational wound. In the control echocardiographic examination performed 3 to 12 months postoperatively, apart from one case of moderate pulmonary artery stenosis, no other haemodynamically significant complications were noted.
Wojtalik, M; Moll, J; Religa, Z; Przybylski, R; Grzybowski, A; Puzio, J; Białkowski, J; Zembala, M; Goldstein, L; Bamaszak, P
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