ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Successful arterial switch procedure following ductal stent implantation for left ventricular conditioning in a four month-old case with simple transposition of the great arteries
Ahmet Çelebi1, Halil Demir1, Numan Ali Aydemir2, Türkay Sarıtaş1, Abdullah Erdem1
1Siyami Ersek Göğüs Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Pediyatrik Kardiyoloji Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye
2Siyami Ersek Göğüs Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.5324
Arterial switch operation is the primary treatment of choice for simple transposition of the great arteries. However, a common problem in developing countries is late admission of the patients for a successful arterial switch procedure. In this article, we report a case from a neighboring country admitted to our hospital at four months-of-age and was about to lose his candidacy for an arterial switch operation at the time of admittance, who underwent ductal stent implantation for a better left ventricular performance prior to surgical correction. Ductal stent implantation for left ventricular conditioning may be an option for the cases who present late and are considered to be risky candidates for arterial switch operation at the time of their presentation.
Keywords : Arterial switch operation; ductal stenting; transposition of the great arteries
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