Re-repair of the left atrioventricular valve in atrioventricular septal defects: the morphologic approach to the role of Gore-tex band reduction annuloplasty.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg
273 - 278.
Incompetence of the left atrioventricular valve remains the final Achilles' heel of repair of atrioventricular septal defects (AVSDs), despite low operative mortality in the modern era. We have analysed the morphological basis for valvar incompetence in our own series of repairs, and in doing so, reviewed the morphology of the annulus in AVSDs, before and after surgical repair.
|Title:||Re-repair of the left atrioventricular valve in atrioventricular septal defects: the morphologic approach to the role of Gore-tex band reduction annuloplasty.|
|Keywords:||Child, Child, Preschool, Heart Septal Defects, Atrial, Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Mitral Valve Annuloplasty, Mitral Valve Insufficiency, Polytetrafluoroethylene, Postoperative Period, Reoperation, Retrospective Studies, Treatment Outcome|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science|
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