Heterotaxy Syndrome: Is a Prophylactic Ladd Procedure Necessary in Asymptomatic Patients

Pediatric Cardiology, 06/08/2012

Asymptomatic Heterotaxy syndrome (HS) patients had a complication rate of 57 % after a prophylactic Ladd procedure compared with a complication rate of 9 % in the symptomatic non–HS population. The management of asymptomatic IRA in patients with HS remains controversial.

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