Surgeons discuss the current paradigm for adult congenital heart disease surgery and outline recommendations to strengthen the subspecialty.
Quick thinking and a novel strategy allowed a Cleveland Clinic care team to sidestep heart transplant in an infant with significant myocardial ischemia.
Cleveland Clinic cardiothoracic surgeon Hani K. Najm, MD, has further refined his novel surgical technique for repairing the anomalous aortic origin of the left coronary artery with transseptal course behind the right ventricular outflow tract.
When a potential fetal cardiac defect is identified during a screening ultrasound, referral to Cleveland Clinic Children’s Fetal Cardiac Care Center should be the next step.
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In a case where many congenital cardiac surgeons would create univentricular heart circulation by combining both ventricles into one, Hani Najm, MD, opted for an alternative. The technique, which he describes here in a 2-month-old, restores biventricular circulation and avoids the collateral damage that accompanies univentricular circulation.
Cleveland Clinic’s Aortic Valve Procedural Planning Center offers detailed 4-D and 3-D CT assessments, giving congenital heart surgeons a detailed look at the valve, its root, and the nonvisible structure lying beneath, all before stepping foot in the operating room.
Cardiothoracic surgeons at Cleveland Clinic developed the first surgical technique to successfully repair a transseptal anomalous left coronary artery arising from the right coronary sinus. Two years later, they are reporting more early outcomes from the novel technique.
A complex valve repair in an infant with unbalanced partial atrioventricular canal defects is extremely challenging, but Cleveland Clinic surgeons have devised a sequential approach that has proven successful despite the long odds.
A multidisciplinary Cleveland Clinic team led by Darrell Cass, MD, has successfully performed a challenging fetal surgery to remove an intrapericardial teratoma that posed imminent lethal risk to a nearly 27-week-old fetus. Only one previous incidence of extended survival after fetal intrapericardial teratoma resection is documented in the world’s medical literature.
A pediatric critical care specialist and a pediatric heart surgeon discuss the two primary interventions for treating tetralogy of Fallot