Long-term results in transposition of the great arteries

Translated title of the contribution: Long-term results in transposition of the great arteries

J. Müller, J. Hörer, A. Hager

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Abstract

In recent decades the arterial switch operation has replaced atrial rerouting as the method of choice for patients with transposition of the great arteries. Since this introduction, long-term mortality has substantially decreased as well as morbidity. Only reinterventions are as frequent as in patients with atrial rerouting; however, due to the surgical interventions mortality and morbidity are currently so low in this cohort that this article focuses especially on the exercise capacity and quality of life of patients with transposition of the great arteries. Both are not only even better in arterial switch patients in the long-term but also exercise capacity and quality of life in young adults are almost as good as in healthy peers.

Translated title of the contributionLong-term results in transposition of the great arteries
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-221
Number of pages6
JournalZeitschrift fur Herz-, Thorax- und Gefasschirurgie
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2013

Keywords

  • Cardiac surgical procedures
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Exercise capacity
  • Exercise testing
  • Quality of life

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