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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine