[Anatomical correction of transposition of the great arteries in 7 newborn infants].

Journal Article (English Abstract;Journal Article)

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.

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Cited Authors

  • Wojtalik, M; Moll, J; Religa, Z; Przybylski, R; Grzybowski, A; Puzio, J; BiaƂkowski, J; Zembala, M; Goldstein, L; Bamaszak, P

Published Date

  • August 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 88 - 91

PubMed ID

  • 1434331

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-9032


  • pol

Conference Location

  • Poland