Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
Vol.24 No.2 2008 (99-108)
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Yukihiro Takahashi

Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Sakakibara Heart Institute, Tokyo, Japan


Double-outlet right ventricle (DORV) is a spectrum of diseases that is notoriously difficult to classify and has a large variety of surgical options. From January 2004 to June 2007, 1707 congenital heart surgeries were performed at Sakakibara Heart Institute, and 132 cases (7.7%) were identified as having a diagnosis of DORV. In consideration of DORV as a variant of ventriculo-arterial connections, we retrospectively reviewed our surgical results.