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Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction: Coarctation of the Aorta, Interrupted Aortic Arch, and Borderline Left Ventricle

Kaza, Aditya K. MD1; Thiagarajan, Ravi R. MBBS, MPH2

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: August 2016 - Volume 17 - Issue 8 - p S315-S317
doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000000826
Congenital Heart Disease

Objectives: The objectives of this review are to discuss the perioperative management of coarctation of the aorta, interrupted aortic arch, and the borderline left ventricle.

Methods: MEDLINE and PubMed.

Conclusions: Successful management of systemic obstructive lesions involves a thorough evaluation of the anatomy and pathophysiology to determine the most effective management strategy.

1Department of Cardiac Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

2Department of Pediatrics, Section of Cardiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

Dr. Thiagarajan’s institution received funding from Bristol Myers Squibb. Dr. Kaza disclosed that he does not have any potential conflicts of interest.

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