Technique of transplantation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome with left superior vena cava

Thomas L. Spray, Charles B. Huddleston, Charles E. Canter

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Abstract

The presence of a left superior vena cava in infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome complicates the technical performance of orthotopic cardiac transplantation. In this report we describe a modification of the recipient cardiectomy to maintain patency of the left superior vena cava, leaving the recipient coronary sinus as a conduit for it into the right atrium and avoiding complex venous reconstructions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)779-781
Number of pages3
JournalThe Annals of thoracic surgery
Volume55
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1993

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