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    Growth of the Pulmonary Valve Annulus after the Modified Blalock-Taussig Shunt in Patients with Tetralogy of Fallot

    Siraphop Thapmongkol1,*, Jarun Sayasathid1, Jessada Methrujpanont2, Kanthachat Thatsakorn1, Worawan Jittham3, Suwanna Puitm4, Methiniwiran Thapmongkol5, Jule Namchaisiri6

    Congenital Heart Disease, Vol.16, No.5, pp. 433-441, 2021, DOI:10.32604/CHD.2021.015770

    Abstract Background: The surgical outcomes of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) have evolved dramatically and have resulted in lower mortality rate. Currently, the many cardiac centers have a trend to early single-stage complete repair more than a staged repair. However, the patients who have an early primary repair were required transannular patch augmentation of a pulmonary valve frequently. This effect has been developed a chronic pulmonary insufficiency may lead to right ventricular dilation, dysfunction. In this era, the aim of treatment of TOF is attempted to preserve pulmonary valve annulus for prevent right ventricular dysfunction in the future. The systemic to pulmonary… More >

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