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Serial echocardiography for decision making in rapid two-stage arterial switch operation.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
0003-4975
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
60
Issue
3
Pages
658–664
Identifiers
PMID: 7677495
Source
Medline

Abstract

Echocardiography can be used reliably in surgical decision making in rapid two-stage arterial switch operation. Increase in left ventricular mass, left ventricular posterior wall thickness, and left ventricular end-diastolic internal diameter toward normal combined with an acquisition of circular left ventricular configuration with the interventricular septum contracting in synergy with the left ventricular mass appear to best predict successful outcome.

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