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Optimal Timing for Repair of Right-to-Left Shunt Lesions

This study has been terminated.
(study not started)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00268099
First Posted: December 22, 2005
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2012
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Information provided by:
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  Purpose

The primary aim of this study is to determine the optimal timing for repair of right-to-left shunt lesions such as Tetralogy of Fallot defects.

The secondary aim being define the criteria for failing medical therapy.


Condition
Congenital Disorders

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Optimal Timing for Repair of Right-to-Left Shunt Lesions

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Further study details as provided by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta:

Estimated Enrollment: 75
Study Start Date: May 2005
Study Completion Date: November 2006
Detailed Description:

In the past, children with right-to-left shunt lesions such as Tetralogy of Fallot defects were palliated with a systemic to pulmonary artery shunt. This prevented cyanosis while the child grew to a size where complete repair could be undertaken. With the improvements in surgical technique and critical care, there is a push to do a primary complete repair for these defects at younger and younger ages. These operations should be delayed as long as possible to allow for growth but not so long that there is unnecessary cyanosis and hypoxemia.

Study Design and Methodology:

Retrospective chart review - approximately 75 patients

Preoperative data:

Diagnosis

Operative data:

Age and weight at surgery Type of surgical procedure Whether pulmonary valve is spared

Postoperative data:

Length of time on ventilator Length of time on inotropes Length of ICU stay Length of hospital stay Complications

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
patients in the congenital surgery database who have undergone repair of a Tetralogy of Fallot defect
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients in the congenital surgery database who have undergone repair of a Tetralogy of Fallot defect

Exclusion Criteria:

  • those who do not meet inclusion criteria
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00268099


Locations
United States, Georgia
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Brian E Kogon, MD Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00268099     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05-121
First Submitted: December 20, 2005
First Posted: December 22, 2005
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2012
Last Verified: June 2007

Keywords provided by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta:
pediatric
cardiac
repair of right to left shunt lesions
Tetralogy of Fallot defects