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Commentary: The bidirectional Glenn procedure can be useful in palliating late presenting patients with complex congenital heart disease
  • John Lamberti
John Lamberti
Stanford University
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Abstract

The authors successfully utilize the bidirectional Glenn procedure to palliate late presenting, cyanotic patients with complex congenital heart disease. Additional information regarding preoperative diagnostic testing would be helpful. There is little information regarding patient screening and selection for the procedure. The short term results are satisfactory, however, mid-term and longer follow-up data is lacking. The treatment algorithm suggested by the report might be useful in other settings.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

25 May 2021Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
29 May 2021Assigned to Editor
29 May 2021Submission Checks Completed
29 May 2021Editorial Decision: Accept