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- Received May 14, 1985
- Revision received November 6, 1985
- Accepted November 6, 1985
- Published online March 1, 1986.
- Angela E. Lin, MD*,
- Hillel Laks, MD, FACCa,
- Gerald Barber, MD*,
- Alvin J. Chin, MD* and
- Roberta G. Williams, MD, FACC
- ↵aAddress for reprints: Hillel Laks, MD, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90024.
Six patients with univentricular heart and one patient with d-transposition of the great arteries had transection of the main pulmonary artery with an end to side anastomosis of the main pulmonary artery to the ascending aorta to relieve subaortic obstruction. Two operations were performed as a palliative procedure within the first 6 months of life and five were performed as part of a definitive repair (four modified Fontan procedures and one repair of transposition of the great arteries with ventricular septal defect). There was one surgical death (14%) occurring 1 day postoperatively from low cardiac output. The remaining six patients are doing well 1 to 19 months postoperatively (mean 11.4 months). The proximal pulmonary artery to ascending aorta end to side anastomosis is an effective means of bypassing subaortic obstruction associated with complex congenital heart disease.
↵* Present address: Division of Cardiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104.
Poster presented at the World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology, June 1985, New York, New York.
- Received May 14, 1985.
- Revision received November 6, 1985.
- Accepted November 6, 1985.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation