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Neonatal surgical reconstruction and peri-operative care for hypoplastic left heart syndrome: current strategies

  • Stephanie Fuller (a1), Nancy Ghanayem (a2), Paul Chai (a3), John Nigro (a4), Thomas Kleisli (a5) and Sarah Tabbutt (a6)...
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Abstract

The management of newborns with hypoplastic left heart syndrome has changed significantly over the past three decades, with an associated dramatic improvement in outcomes. The aim of this paper is to discuss current peri-operative and palliative surgical strategies. Owing to the fact that comparative outcomes for these strategies have been addressed in a limited number of prospective trials and extractions from multi-centred databases, the primary focus of this review is descriptive.

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Correspondence to: Dr Stephanie Fuller, MD, Cardiac Surgery, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Tel: 215-590-2708; Fax: 215-590-2715; E-mail: FULLERS@email.chop.edu
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