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Staged septation of double inlet left ventricle.
  1. R McKay,
  2. R M Bini,
  3. J P Wright


    Complete septation of a double inlet left ventricle with left anterior subaortic outlet chamber was carried out successfully as a staged procedure during the first two years of life in a patient with severe pulmonary hypertension and an abnormal left atrioventricular valve. In contrast with isolated pulmonary artery banding, which rarely has led to a satisfactory septation or modified Fontan operation, this technique achieved good initial palliation and uncomplicated intracardiac repair. It should be considered for infants with univentricular atrioventricular connection, two atrioventricular valves, and excessive pulmonary blood flow.

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