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Surgical Outcomes in Pediatric Patients With Coarctation and VSD

This study has been terminated.
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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Identifier:
First received: May 18, 2006
Last updated: March 14, 2012
Last verified: January 2006
Recently, a paper was published that compared outcomes of patients requiring repair of aortic coarctation and ventricular septal defect. Some surgeons opt to repair both defects in one surgery while other surgeons do the repair in two separate operations. Recently at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, we have adopted the practice of correcting both defects during the same operation but through two separate incisions (one on the chest and the other through the ribs on the side. This reduces the amount of time the patient is on the heart-lung bypass machine during surgery. This study is a review of patient charts to compare outcomes of patients who have had surgery to repair their coarctation and VSD during 2002 through 2005.

Diagnosis of Coarctation of the Aorta and VSD
Surgical Repair at CHOA
Between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2005

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Staged Approach to Coarctation and VSD Can Offer Optimal Outcomes

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Estimated Enrollment: 32
Study Start Date: January 2006
Study Completion Date: November 2007
Detailed Description:
This study is a retrospective chart review of patients who carry the diagnosis of aortic coarctation and VSD and have had their surgical repair at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta between the dates of January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2005. The data collected will be surgical data such as type of repair, and the time the patient required cross clamp, circulatory arrest and cardiopulmonary bypass while in the operating room for the repair(s). We would also like to gather post-operative information such as time the patient required ventilation, whether they required a re-operation during the same admission, along with intensive care hours and hospital length of stay.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
diagnosis of coarctation and VSD

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis of coarctation and VSD
  • surgical repair at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2005.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • does not have coarctation and VSD
  • did not have surgery at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2005.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00327795

United States, Georgia
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Principal Investigator: Kirk R Kanter, MD Emory University
  More Information Identifier: NCT00327795     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-010
Study First Received: May 18, 2006
Last Updated: March 14, 2012

Keywords provided by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta:
congenital heart disease
surgical outcomes

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Aortic Coarctation
Heart Defects, Congenital
Cardiovascular Abnormalities
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Congenital Abnormalities processed this record on May 23, 2017