Early outcomes and computational fluid dynamic analyses of chimney reconstruction in the Norwood procedure
The ideal configuration of a reconstructed aortic arch in the Norwood procedure for hypoplastic left heart syndrome is still a matter of debate. Chimney reconstruction was developed to avoid postoperative complications and turbulent flow in the aortic arch. This study sought to clarify early outcomes of the procedure and verify its haemodynamic advantages using computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
The result that Chimney reconstruction was a feasible technique when homografts were not readily available.
Satoshi Asada, Masaaki Yamagishi, Keiichi Itatani, Yoshinobu Maeda, Satoshi Taniguchi, Shuhei Fujita, Hisayuki Hongu, Hitoshi Yaku, "Early outcomes and computational fluid dynamic analyses of chimney reconstruction in the Norwood procedure", Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery, Published Online (2019) 252–259.
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