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  1. Management of ventricular septal defect : A survey of practice in the United Kingdom.

    Article - En anglais

    Background

    A survey of pediatric cardiac surgeons was performed to establish current opinions in the United Kingdom concerning closure of ventricular septal defect.

    Methods

    Questionnaires were sent to 14 pediatric cardiac centers in 1995 (16 surgeons, 100% response), and again in 1997 (20 surgeons, 100% response).

    Results

    Results are presented for 1997, with findings from 1995 shown in parentheses.

    Eleven (6) surgeons used bypass exclusively, 9 (10) sometimes used circulatory arrest.

    Operative techniques were similar, although the material used for the patch varied.

    Multiple defects were approached via the transatrial route by 18 (15), right ventriculotomy by 11 (7) and left ventriculotomy by 7 (6).

    The juxta-arterial defect was approached via the transpulmonary route by 16 (13), a combination by 9 (11), transatrial by 10 (6), and transventricular by 9 (5).

    The most common indications for pulmonary arterial banding were « Swiss cheese » defect for 13 (13), and functionally single ventricle for 5 (6).

    Ventricular septal defect associated with coarctation was repaired in two stages by 13 (10), a single stage by 5 (3), or either by (3).

    Conclusions

    Pediatric cardiac surgeons in the United Kingdom demonstrate a uniform, evidence-based approach to the management of ventricular septal defect.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Communication interventriculaire, Homme, Royaume Uni, Europe, Pratique professionnelle, Chirurgie, Traitement, Exploration, Conduite à tenir, Technique, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Cardiopathie, Communication intracardiaque, Maladie congénitale, Malformation

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ventricular septal defect, Human, United Kingdom, Europe, Professional practice, Surgery, Treatment, Exploration, Clinical management, Technique, Cardiovascular disease, Heart disease, Intracardiac defect, Congenital disease, Malformation

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0490359

    Code Inist : 002B25E. Création : 22/03/2000.