Arch obstruction is common in the early phase following the Norwood operation, and surgical techniques vary widely at each institution; interdigitation is a new technique that decreases the risk of recoarctation.
A highly detailed three-dimensional replica of a newborn girl’s severely malformed and defective heart enabled Cleveland Clinic Children’s surgeons to plan and execute a challenging two-stage repair.
A 30-year-old born with heterotaxy presents with cyanosis and a prior stroke. Can a 3D-printed model of his complex anatomy reveal the feasibility of biventricular repair? Check out this short captioned video.
In congenital heart surgery, experience begets innovation. Successful development of a novel trans-conal unroofing approach to a rare heart defect is a case in point.
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This late-September CME event will provide one of the deepest educational dives ever into atrial isomerism/heterotaxy syndrome — along with updates on congenital heart disease more generally.
For a 5-year-old with total anomalous pulmonary venous return and a univentricular heart, 3-D printing was the only way to assess if repair was doable. This one-minute captioned video explains.
This Cleveland Clinic-developed experimental device allows for a significant size reduction, to accommodate infants, while forgoing the use of valves or flow sensors for control.
A 10-year-old presented with protein-losing enteropathy due to a failed Fontan circuit. Could we convert his heart back into a biventricular repair by rerouting the intracardiac anatomy?
Hani Najm, MD, Chair of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, on passion, opportunity and how he decompresses.
When ECMO isn’t enough: How a newborn with a single ventricle survived on a VAD and made it to transplant