Palliation via hybrid procedure of a 1.4-kg patient with a hypoplastic left heart

Clifford L. Cua, Mark E. Galantowicz, Daniel R. Turner, Thomas J. Forbes, Sharon L. Hill, Timothy M. Hoffman, John P. Cheatham

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Abstract

Despite improvements in survival of patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) with various palliative procedures, certain risk factors, such as weight less than 2.5 kg, continue to predict increased mortality. We report the palliation of a patient with HLHS weighing 1.4 kg via a hybrid procedure consisting of banding of the pulmonary arteries bilaterally, stenting the ductus arteriosus, and balloon atrial septostomy. We propose that this may be another alternative for palliation in this high-risk patient group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-193
Number of pages3
JournalCongenital Heart Disease
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Mitral atresia
  • Patent ductus arteriosus

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