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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