›› 2011, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (9): 1226-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2011.09.003

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Progress of surgical treatment of pediatric congenital heart disease

XU Zhi-wei   

  1. Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Children's Medical Center, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200127, China
  • Online:2011-09-28 Published:2011-09-27


In recent years, the surgical treatment and operative procedure for congenital heart disease (CHD) have been greatly improved. The surgical results of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) have been improved by modified operative procedure and intervention. With proper management of the right ventricle outflow tract in tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), right ventricle heart function can be improved after operation. The surgical repair of pulmonary venous obstruction after operation of total abnormal pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC), and the renewed operative procedure of transposition of the great arteries (TGA) and congenital corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) facilitate the rational surgical treatment of complex CHD. With improvement of operative procedure for CHD, the operative successful rate is increased, the incidence of complications is decreased, and the quality of life and long-term surgical outcomes are improved.

Key words: congenital heart disease, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, tetralogy of Fallot, total abnormal pulmonary venous connection, complete transposition of the great arteries, congenital corrected transposition of the great arteries