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Successful total correction of congenital interruption of the aortic arch and ventricular septal defect
  1. M. P. Singh,
  2. H. H. Bentall,
  3. C. M. Oakley
  1. Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Postgraduate Medical School and Hammersmith Hospital, London, W.12
  2. Department of Clinical Cardiology, Royal Postgraduate Medical School and Hammersmith Hospital, London, W.12

    Abstract

    Successful surgical correction of the complex anomaly of interruption of the aortic arch and intracardiac ventricular septal defect is reported. The patient was a boy 5 years old when he first came under treatment. The total correction was performed in two stages. At the first operation, at the age of 7 years, continuity of the aortic arch was achieved by insertion of a Teflon graft, employing left heart bypass. The ventricular septal defect was closed at the age of 13 years on total cardiopulmonary bypass. Two and half years after the total correction the boy is alive and well. The difficulties in diagnosing the condition are discussed. The role of left heart bypass is emphasized.

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