Conotruncal repair for tetralogy of Fallot

Midterm results

H. Kurosawa, K. Morita, M. Yamagishi, S. Shimizu, A. E. Becker, R. H. Anderson, E. L. Bove, G. K. Lofland, John Brown

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Objective: Because of the left-sided location of the main atrioventricular conduction axis, the membranous flap can be safely used for closure of the ventricular septal defect in tetralogy of Fallot. Methods: Conotruncal repair consists of (1) precise closure of the defect using the membranous flap and (2) outflow reconstruction of the right ventricle by a wide monocusp patch. This method has been followed in 233 patients from October 1985 to March 1997. The age of patients ranged from 2 months to 53 years, with a mean of 4.6 years; 44% were younger than 2 years of age, and 11% were less than 12 months of age. Results: A membranous flap was present in 86%, 12% had a muscle bar between the defect and the tricuspid valve, and only 2% had neither a membranous flap nor a muscle bar. There was no early death; two late deaths occurred over a mean follow-up period of 7.3 years. The actuarial survival was 99.1%. No patients required reoperation except for two with residual anomalously connecting pulmonary veins. All 233 patients were in sinus rhythm postoperatively. No patient has had a significant residual defect. The mobility of the polytetrafluoroethylene monocusp was echocardiographically detected in 85% and pulmonary regurgitation was less than mild in 82% at the late phase. The late right and left ventricular pressure ratio was 0.40 ± 0.14 (n = 30) and the late central venous pressure was 5.6 ± 2.2 mm Hg (n = 30). Conclusion: Conotruncal repair has provided good midterm results with a low central venous pressure, well-reconstructed outflow tract of the right ventricle, no residual defect, and no heart block.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-360
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume115
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Tetralogy of Fallot
Central Venous Pressure
Heart Ventricles
Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency
Muscles
Heart Block
Tricuspid Valve
Pulmonary Veins
Ventricular Heart Septal Defects
Polytetrafluoroethylene
Ventricular Pressure
Reoperation
Survival

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Kurosawa, H., Morita, K., Yamagishi, M., Shimizu, S., Becker, A. E., Anderson, R. H., ... Brown, J. (1998). Conotruncal repair for tetralogy of Fallot: Midterm results. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 115(2), 351-360. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-5223(98)70279-X

Conotruncal repair for tetralogy of Fallot : Midterm results. / Kurosawa, H.; Morita, K.; Yamagishi, M.; Shimizu, S.; Becker, A. E.; Anderson, R. H.; Bove, E. L.; Lofland, G. K.; Brown, John.

In: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 115, No. 2, 1998, p. 351-360.

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Kurosawa, H, Morita, K, Yamagishi, M, Shimizu, S, Becker, AE, Anderson, RH, Bove, EL, Lofland, GK & Brown, J 1998, 'Conotruncal repair for tetralogy of Fallot: Midterm results', Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol. 115, no. 2, pp. 351-360. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-5223(98)70279-X
Kurosawa H, Morita K, Yamagishi M, Shimizu S, Becker AE, Anderson RH et al. Conotruncal repair for tetralogy of Fallot: Midterm results. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 1998;115(2):351-360. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-5223(98)70279-X
Kurosawa, H. ; Morita, K. ; Yamagishi, M. ; Shimizu, S. ; Becker, A. E. ; Anderson, R. H. ; Bove, E. L. ; Lofland, G. K. ; Brown, John. / Conotruncal repair for tetralogy of Fallot : Midterm results. In: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 1998 ; Vol. 115, No. 2. pp. 351-360.
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