When tetralogy of Fallot with absent pulmonary valve syndrome leads to respiratory failure in early infancy, total repair has been advocated. Respiratory insufficiency may persist despite a surgically adequate repair. An infant with this syndrome underwent total surgical correction. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was employed in the early postoperative period for intractable pulmonary insufficiency and myocardial dysfunction.
- Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
- Pulmonary valve, absent
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine