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Byung Kwon Chong, MD

Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery,
Asan Medical Center,
University of Ulsan College of Medicine,
Seoul, Republic of Korea

Jae Suk Baek, MD

Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery,
Asan Medical Center,
University of Ulsan College of Medicine,
Seoul, Republic of Korea

Yu-Mi Im, PhD

Seoul Women’s College of Nursing,
Seoul, Republic of Korea

Chun Soo Park, MD

Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery,
Asan Medical Center,
University of Ulsan College of Medicine,
Seoul, Republic of Korea

Jeong-Jun Park, MD

Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery,
Asan Medical Center,
University of Ulsan College of Medicine,
Seoul, Republic of Korea

Tae-Jin Yun, MD, PhD

Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery,
Asan Medical Center,
University of Ulsan College of Medicine,
Seoul, Republic of Korea

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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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Course Description

After reading this article, the learner should be able to:
- recognize that even though complete primary repair of tetralogy of Fallot is desirable, a minority of symptomatic neonates may benefit from a preparatory shunt to encourage pulmonary valve annulus growth an eventual avoidance of a transannular patch repair.
- explain that a shunt in neonates with symptomatic tetralogy of Fallot is not without morbidity and mortality.
- indicate that for neonates with a pulmonary valve annulus Z score smaller than -4.2, even with shunting, the pulmonary valve annulus will not grow enough to allow for a non-transannular patch repair.
- describe that for infants with tetralogy of Fallot who have not had a shunt, in general, the pulmonary valve annulus Z score remains fairly stable before a complete repair and does not grow faster than somatic growth.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2016-Oct-01
Expiration Date:2018-Oct-01
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes
Cost:$470.00/yr
System Requirements:
Internet Access and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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