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2010

Virtual surgical modification for planning tetralogy of Fallot repair

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Virtual surgical modification for planning tetralogy of Fallot repair
Goals for treating congenital heart defects are becoming increasingly focused on the long-term, targeting solutions that last into adulthood. Although this shift has motivated the modification of many current surgical procedures, there remains a great deal of room for improvement. We present a new methodological component for tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) repair that aims to improve long-term outcomes. The current gold standard for TOF repair involves the use of echocardiography (ECHO) for measuring the pulmonary valve (PV) diameter. This is then used, along with other factors, to formulate a Z-score that drives surgical preparation. Unfortunately this process can be inaccurate and requires a mid-operative confirmation that the pressure gradient across the PV is not excessive. Ideally, surgeons prefer not to manipulate the PV as this can lead to valve insufficiency. However, an excessive pressure gradient across the valve necessitates surgical action. We propose the use of computational f...
Jonathan Plasencia, Haithem Babiker, Randy Richard
Added 06 Dec 2010
Updated 06 Dec 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where CIMAGING
Authors Jonathan Plasencia, Haithem Babiker, Randy Richardson, Edward Rhee, Brigham Willis, John Nigro, David Cleveland, David H. Frakes
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