If a single operation ‘defines’ congenital heart surgery, it is probably closure of a ventricular septal defect (VSD). This procedure is not only one of the most common congenital heart operations performed, but it is an integral part of many other complex procedures (e.g. tetralogy of Fallot, truncus arteriosus, Rastelli procedure). Hence, understanding the anatomy and pathophysiology of VSDs along with the techniques of VSD closure is an integral and essential part of any congenital heart surgeon’s repertoire.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Operative Cardiac Surgery, Fifth Edition|
|Number of pages||15|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2004|
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