Published in Physician Law Weekly, May 24th, 2006
Study 1: Survival after the Norwood procedure improved after the introduction of a right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit, but a greater proportion of patients required subsequent pulmonary artery patch augmentation.
According to a report from England, "The study objective was to identify how the evolution of surgical strategies influenced the outcome after the Norwood procedure. From 1992 to 2004, 367 patients underwent the Norwood procedure (median age, 4 days). Three surgical strategies were identified on the basis of arch reconstruction and...
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