Respiratory characteristics of blood following the interatrial baffle procedure for dextro transposition of the great arteries

Cecille O. Sunderland, Dharam S. Dhindsa, Dale P. Henken, G. Michael Nichols, James Metcalfe, Victor D. Menashe, Martin H. Lees

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Abstract

Five children with D-transposition of the great arteries continued to have an elevated blood 2,3-DPG concentration and a lowered blood oxygen affinity for at least 10 days following corrective surgery. Five of ten children in whom arterial oxygen saturation was elevated at least 6 months following surgery, continued to have saturations of less than 90%. Thus, some postoperative patients appear to have a continuing need for facilitated tissue oxygen availability following the Mustard operation (interatrial baffle procedure).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-162
Number of pages7
JournalNeonatology
Volume30
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976

Keywords

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Open heart surgery
  • Oxygen affinity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental Biology

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