Hypoplastic left heart syndrome with regressed ventriculocoronary fistulae after the Norwood operation

S. Matsuo, N. Masaki, M. Mizumoto, S. Sai

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Abstract

Left ventriculocoronary artery fistulae can cause deterioration of postoperative outcomes in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. We successfully performed the Norwood operation with right ventricle-pulmonary artery shunt without a cardiac arrest in an infant with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and large coronary artery fistulae. Temporary postoperative right ventricular dysfunction gradually improved, and left ventricular volume decreased by the time of bidirectional Glenn shunt procedure. Left ventriculocoronary artery fistulae regressed after the Norwood operation, illustrating that large coronary artery fistulae can regress over time following right ventricular decompression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1325-1328
Number of pages4
JournalGeneral thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
Volume68
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bidirectional Glenn shunt procedure
  • Left ventriculocoronary artery fistulae
  • Norwood operation
  • Right ventricular decompression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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