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One-stage complete unifocalization in infants: when should the ventricular septal defect be closed?

Authors
  • Reddy, V M
  • Petrossian, E
  • McElhinney, D B
  • Moore, P
  • Teitel, D F
  • Hanley, F L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Publisher
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Publication Date
May 01, 1997
Volume
113
Issue
5
Identifiers
PMID: 9159619
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

The total neopulmonary artery index correlates with postrepair right ventricular/left ventricular pressure ratio and is useful in deciding when to close the ventricular septal defect if it is larger than 200 mm2/m2. The pulmonary flow study is helpful in deciding whether to close the ventricular septal defect in all patients.

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