Arterial switch operation after multiple-stage left ventricular retraining

Alessandro Giamberti, Francesca Boeris Clemen, Massimo Chessa, Luca Rosti, Alessandro Frigiola

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Right ventricular dysfunction and tricuspid valve incompetence after atrial repair for transposition of the great arteries is an increasingly frequent problem. Left ventricular retraining to convert an atrial switch to an arterial switch is a well-known surgical option but can require a multiple-stage surgical approach. We report our successful multiple-stage experience with a 5-year-old girl.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)603-604
Number of pages2
JournalItalian Heart Journal
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2002


  • Cardiac surgery
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Transposition of the great arteries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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