Chronic pulmonary valve insufficiency after repaired tetralogy of Fallot: diagnostics, reoperations and reconstruction possibilities

Kadner, Alexander; Tulevski, Igor I; Bauersfeld, Urs; Prêtre, René; Valsangiacomo-Buechel, Emanuela R; Dodge-Khatami, Ali (2007). Chronic pulmonary valve insufficiency after repaired tetralogy of Fallot: diagnostics, reoperations and reconstruction possibilities. Expert review of cardiovascular therapy, 5(2), pp. 221-30. London: Taylor & Francis

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Complete correction of Tetralogy of Fallot, the most common cyanotic congenital heart defect, has now become routine. However, late residual lesions, primarily chronic pulmonary valve insufficiency, may have a negative impact on right-ventricular function, leading to the need for reoperation to insert a competent valve at the right-ventricular outflow. The diagnostic modalities pertaining to the failing right ventricle, the timing for eventual reintervention and the various surgical reconstruction possibilities of the right-ventricular outflow tract are still controversial and evolving, and are reviewed with a brief overview on current trends and future outlooks.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Kadner, Alexander

ISSN:

1477-9072

ISBN:

17338667

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:56

Last Modified:

06 Apr 2016 09:40

PubMed ID:

17338667

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/23977 (FactScience: 45497)

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