Preoperative management with nitrogen inhalation therapy for a low-birth weight infant with tetralogy of Fallot and absent pulmonary valve

Hazumu Nagata, Kenichiro Yamamura, Kazuyuki Ikeda, Kenji Ihara

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Abstract

Tetralogy of Fallot and absent pulmonary valve (TOF/APV) is a rare congenital heart disease. Patients with TOF/APV with severe clinical symptoms require surgical intervention for cardiac abnormality in the neonatal period, but the preoperative conditioning for surgical treatment is extremely complicated. We experienced a low-birth-weight patient with TOF/APV who was successfully treated by radical surgery at 63 days of age after long-term intensive management using nitrogen inhalation therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)685-688
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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