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The double patch repair for complete atrioventricularis communis. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu 2007:21-7 PMID: 17433987


This article is a review of our experience with the two-patch repair of complete atrioventricularis communis. From October 1988 through December 2005, 222 infants and children underwent surgery. There were six early (2.7%) and six late (2.7%) deaths. Reoperation was required in 22 patients (10%) for residual or recurrent mitral regurgitation or stenosis, subaortic stenosis, repair of a ventricular septal defect with or without pulmonary stenosis, placement of a right heart valved conduit, and/or placement of a permanent cardiac pacemaker. All patients survived second operations and no child required early or late mitral valve replacement. The two-patch repair is a reliable surgical technique resulting in low mortality and a low need for reoperation.

Author List

Litwin SB, Tweddell JS, Mitchell ME, Mussatto KA


Michael Edward Mitchell MD Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Aortic Valve Stenosis
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Child, Preschool
Endocardial Cushion Defects
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular
Hypothermia, Induced
Mitral Valve Insufficiency
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Pacemaker, Artificial
Postoperative Complications
Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
Severity of Illness Index
Survival Analysis
Treatment Outcome

View this publication's entry at the Pubmed website PMID: 17433987
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