Aortic valvotomy for critical aortic stenosis in neonates and infants aged less than one year

S. Balaji, B. R. Keeton, G. R. Sutherland, D. F. Shore, J. L. Monro

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Abstract

Between April 1974 and December 1987, 20 infants (six under one month of age) (mean weight 4.9 kg) underwent surgical valvotomy for critical aortic stenosis. Three of the four patients treated before 1976 died. Since 1979, 16 infants (four neonates) have undergone valvotomy with no deaths. Mortality for the whole group was 15%; in the neonates it was 33%. There were no late deaths. The survivors were followed up for a mean of 3 years 9 months and two required re-operations. The considerable improvement in surgical results in the past decade should be taken into account when newer techniques such as balloon dilatation are evaluated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-360
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Heart Journal
Volume61
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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