Late repair of the native pulmonary valve in patients with pulmonary insufficiency after surgery for tetralogy of fallot

Richard D. Mainwaring, Timothy Pirolli, Rajesh Punn, Frank L. Hanley

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

Abstract

Pulmonary regurgitation developing late after tetralogy of Fallot repair is now recognized as a serious threat to the long-term welfare of these patients. This article summarizes our experience with 5 patients who underwent reoperations for treatment of severe pulmonary regurgitation after transannular patch repair of tetralogy of Fallot. In each case, the intraoperative findings revealed anatomy favorable for valve repair and enabled preservation of the native pulmonary valves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)677-679
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume93
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Late repair of the native pulmonary valve in patients with pulmonary insufficiency after surgery for tetralogy of fallot'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this