Article Text

PDF

Open heart surgery in first year of life using profound hypothermia (core cooling) and circulatory arrest. Experience with 134 consecutive cases.
  1. G Di Eusanio,
  2. S C Ray,
  3. R J Donnelly,
  4. D I Hamilton

    Abstract

    Between April 1970 and December 1977, 134 infants aged 2 days to 12 months underwent open heart surgery using profound hypothermia and total circulatory arrest. The technique of bypass (core) cooling is described. Results are reviewed for 4 principal diagnoses: 'simple' transposition of the great vessels, total anomalous pulmonary venous connection, ventricular septal defect, and Fallot's tetralogy. A mortality of 44 per cent in 32 cases during the first 3-year period has been reduced to 22 per cent in 102 cases during the subsequent 5 years. The overall mortality for the entire period was 28 per cent. The policy for the management of each diagnostic group is outlined.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.