Adaptable pulmonary artery band for late arterial switch procedure in transposition of the great arteries.

TitleAdaptable pulmonary artery band for late arterial switch procedure in transposition of the great arteries.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsSekarski N, Hurni M, von Segesser LK, Meijboom EJ, Di Bernardo S
JournalThe Annals of thoracic surgery
Volume94
Issue4
Pagination1311-6
Date Published2012 Oct
Abstract

In late-diagnosed transposition of the great arteries (TGA), the left ventricle (LV) involutes as it pumps against low resistance and needs retraining by applying a pulmonary artery band (PAB) in preparation for an arterial switch operation. We report our experience with a telemetrically adaptable band compared with classic banding.

DOI10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.04.095
Alternate JournalAnn. Thorac. Surg.