Surgical outcome of double-outlet right ventricle with subpulmonary VSD

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Background. Optimal management of double-outlet right ventricle with subpulmonary ventricular septal defect remains controversial. We reviewed our 7-year experience with patients who had this anatomic configuration. Methods. Between January 1992 and January 1999, 20 patients underwent an arterial switch operation (ASO group), and 12 underwent a bidirectional Glenn procedure followed by a modified Fontan in 10 (Glenn/Fontan). Mean follow-up was 23 ± 18 months. Results. An initial palliative operation was done in 19 patients (9 in the ASO group, 10 in the Glenn/Fontan group). There were no deaths in the Glenn/Fontan group. Four patients in the ASO group died within 33 days postoperatively. Two of them had a single coronary artery, 1 had a straddling mitral valve, 1 had a hypoplastic aortic arch, and 1 had multiple ventricular septal defects. Three patients had reoperation for subaortic stenosis (n = 2) or pulmonary stenosis (n = 1) after the ASO. Four patients (3 in the ASO group, 1 in the Glenn/Fontan) required a pacemaker for postoperative complete atrioventricular block. Actuarial survival at 5 years for the entire group was 87% (70% confidence interval, 81% to 93%). Conclusions. The ASO remains our preferred treatment for infants with double-outlet right ventricle and subpulmonary ventricular septal defect. However, associated anatomic defects are important risk factors. © 2001 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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Takeuchi, K., McGowan, F. X., Moran, A. M., Zurakowski, D., Mayer, J. E., Jonas, R. A., & Del Nido, P. J. (2001). Surgical outcome of double-outlet right ventricle with subpulmonary VSD. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 71(1), 49–53. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0003-4975(00)02287-6

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