Surgical Implications of Coronary Arterial Anatomy in Adults with Congenital Cardiac Disease
Ad J.J.C Bogers*, Ismael Eralp, A. Pieter Kappetein
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2008
First Page: 49
Last Page: 51
Publisher Id: TOCMJ-2-49
Article History:Received Date: 18/6/2008
Revision Received Date: 7/7/2008
Acceptance Date: 9/7/2008
Electronic publication date: 16/7/2008
Collection year: 2008
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In adults with congenital heart disease coronary arterial anatomy, normal as well as anomalous, may have implications in surgical reconstruction of an underlying cardiac structure.
In addition to the diagnostic imaging, necessary in surgery for adult congenital heart disease, additional information with regard to the spatial relation between the relevant cardiac structure and the coronary arterial system may be required for planning the operation and providing a good outcome.
The congenital cardiac surgeon should have the necessary skills in coronary artery bypass techniques.
With lack of adequate data, the estimation of mortality due to complications as a result of coronary damage in surgery for adult congenital cardiac disease of below 1% seems fair.