TRATTAMENTO CHIRURGICO DELLE CARDIOPATIE CONGENITE AL DI SOTTO DEI 2 ANNI DI VITA

Translated title of the contribution: The surgical treatment of cardiac congenital malformations under two years

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Abstract

The authors reviewed all cardiac catheterizations and cardiac operations performed in children under age 2 years since September 1976 at the Regional Hospital of Vicenza. In this period 404 patients were catheterized; there were 5 deaths. 192 patients under age two years were operated; 17 died of cardiac failure in the postoperative period, with a cardiac mortality rate of 8.85% and a total mortality of 10.9%. These data suggest that it is possible to treat and also to correct congenital heart malformations early in life with a very acceptable mortality rate. Great importance is attached to correct choice between palliation and complete correction. Only with a judicious application of palliation or open repair using current techniques and with improvement of intraoperative and postoperative management it is possible to achieve better results.

Translated title of the contributionThe surgical treatment of cardiac congenital malformations under two years
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)163-168
Number of pages6
JournalPediatria Medica e Chirurgica
Volume2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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