Cited 4 times since 1989 (0.1 per year) source: EuropePMC Pediatric cardiology, Volume 10, Issue 1, 01 January 1989, Pages 1-9 Anatomic correction for transposition of the great arteries: first follow-up (38 patients). Klautz RJ, Ottenkamp J, Quaegebeur JM, Buis-Liem TN, Rohmer J

Between April 1983 and October 1985, 38 consecutive patients with transposition of the great arteries (TGA) underwent anatomic correction. Ages ranged from 1 day to 284 weeks (mean 26.2 weeks). Simple TGA was present in 17 patients, 17 had an associated ventricular septal defect, and the remaining four had a Taussig-Bing anomaly. Hospital mortality was 2 of 38, with 1 late death. Follow-up time varied from 6 to 35 months. Postoperative cardiac catheterization was performed in 34 of the 36 early survivors. Right ventricular outflow tract obstruction with a systolic gradient greater than 20 mmHg was found in four. A residual left-to-right shunt was found in nine; Qp/Qs exceeded 2.0 in only one. In four, the pulmonary-to-systemic resistance ratio calculated was greater than 0.3. All 35 survivors are in excellent condition. Only one patient has slight aortic insufficiency. Most pre- and postoperative electrocardiographic abnormalities disappeared in due course. Echocardiography revealed normal left ventricular dimensions and fractional shortening. The aortic root diameter showed in almost all a value above the 95th percentile of normal. Postoperatively, the aortic root has grown parallel to, but above, the 95th percentile and as yet has shown no tendency to normalization.

Pediatr Cardiol. 1989 Jan;10(1):1-9