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Invited commentary: Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection remains a challenging pediatric disease
  • Chi Chi Do-Nguyen,
  • Amy Throckmorton,
  • Randy Stevens
Chi Chi Do-Nguyen
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Amy Throckmorton
Drexel University
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Randy Stevens
St. Chrsitopher's Hospital for Children
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Abstract

Cervantes-Salazar and colleagues report the long-term surgical outcomes of 414 patients with total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) from January 2003 to June 2019. With an overall survival rate of 87.2% from 2003 to 2019, the authors found that an increased mortality risk was associated with infra-cardiac TAPVC, pulmonary venous obstruction (PVO), and postoperative mechanical ventilation. Their comprehensive study with a large sample size of varying age groups, and patients with late referrals for surgery, provide valuable insight into TAPVC surgical outcomes. Improved survival for these patients continues to be a major goal of clinical teams striving to transform treatment paradigms. The comprehensive and promising results of the study reported by Cervantes-Salazar and colleagues gives our field hope for a better future for these patients.
03 Jun 2022Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
07 Jun 2022Assigned to Editor
07 Jun 2022Submission Checks Completed
09 Jun 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
09 Jun 2022Editorial Decision: Accept
17 Jul 2022Published in Journal of Cardiac Surgery. 10.1111/jocs.16701