Surgical Treatment of Double-Outlet Left Ventricle
Report of Four Cases
Four patients with double-outlet left ventricle and ventricular septal defect have been successfully corrected surgically. Three of the patients had pulmonary stenosis, and one did not. Three patients had d-position of the great arteries, and one patient had l-position with the aorta anterior and to the left. Surgical correction was accomplished by repairing the ventricular septal defect, closing the connection between left ventricle and pulmonary artery, and creating a conduit between right ventricle and pulmonary artery. The preferred conduit is a composite valved one.
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