Atrioventricular Canal Defects

Carl L Backer*, Constantine Mavroudis

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Scopus citations


This chapter covers atrioventricular canal defects, beginning with the pathology and anatomy, hemodynamics/natural history, and diagnosis, then moving on to indications and timing of operation, operative management (single-patch, two-patch, and modified single-patch techniques; AV canal with tetralogy of Fallot), and risk factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Cardiac Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationFourth Edition
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781405196529
StatePublished - Feb 28 2013


  • AV canal with tetralogy of Fallot
  • Atrioventricular canal defect
  • Modified single-patch technique
  • Single-patch technique
  • Two-patch technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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