Repair of tetralogy of Fallot after Waterston anastomosis

O. Alfieri, G. Locatelli, T. Bianchi, V. Vanini, L. Parenzan

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Abstract

Sixty-three corrective operations have been performed in patients with Tetralogy of Fallot and a previously constructed Waterston shunt. The patients were from 1.4 to 8 years of age (median 4.3 years), and the mean interval between the Waterston shunt and the repair was 39.3 ± 16.05 months. Three patients developed pulmonary atresia and six required a second anastomosis prior to intracardiac repair. Kinking and stenosis of the right pulmonary artery at the site of the Waterston anastomosis occurred in 12 (19 percent; 70 percent confidence limits 14 to 26 percent) patients who required patch enlargement of the right pulmonary artery at repair. Seven (11 percent; 70 percent confidence limits 7 to 17 percent) patients died in the hospital and three (5 percent; 70 percent confidence limits 2 to 11 percent) during the period of late follow-up. None of the early or late deaths was specifically related to the presence of the previously performed Waterston anastomosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)826-831
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume77
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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    Alfieri, O., Locatelli, G., Bianchi, T., Vanini, V., & Parenzan, L. (1979). Repair of tetralogy of Fallot after Waterston anastomosis. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 77(6), 826-831.