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Pulmonary outflow obstruction protects against heart failure in adults with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries

By Frederik Helsen, Pieter De Meester, Jan Van Keer, Charlien Gabriels, Alexander Van De Bruaene, Paul Herijgers, Filip Rega, Bart Meyns, Marc Gewillig, Els Troost and Werner Budts


Pulmonary outflow tract obstruction (POTO) reduces systemic atrioventricular valve (SAVV) regurgitation severity in congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA). Therefore, pulmonary artery banding is proposed as a palliative intervention. We aimed to investigate the effect of native or surgically induced POTO on event-free survival, defined as the composite of all-cause mortality, heart transplantation, or congestive heart failure (CHF).status: publishe

Topics: Congenital Heart Defects, Heart Failure, Survival, Transposition of Great Vessels, Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency
Publisher: Elsevier/North-Holland Biomedical Press
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.05.142
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Provided by: Lirias

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