Standardized Patch Infundibuloplasty for Tetralogy of Fallot: Preliminary Report
In order to preserve right ventricular function, standardized patch infundibuloplasty—in which the patch infundibuloplasty length was reduced to 30–45% of the right ventricular length—was combined with minimum resection of the infundibular muscle. This technique has been applied in 400 consecutive cases of tetralogy of Fallot during the last decade.
KeywordsVentricular Function Body Surface Area Pressure Ratio Ventricular Outflow Tract Systemic Arterial Pressure
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