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Commentary: Conduits and Splines: Mounting Evidence for an Optimal Conduit Size in Truncus Arteriosus Repair

  • William M. DeCampli
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    Address reprint requests to: William M. DeCampli, MD, PhD, The Heart Center, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, 83 West Miller Street, Orlando, FL 32813
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    Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando, Florida

    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
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      This single institution study adds evidence that a modestly “oversized” RV-to-PA conduit is optimal in truncus arteriosus repair. An optimal conduit type, however, remains elusive.
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      1. Image of draftsman's spline tool. Used with permission of Professor Carl de Boor; http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/∼deboor/draftspline.html

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