Commentary: Scoops and Goose Necks: Long Term Challenges Following Atrioventricular Septal Defect Repair

      The association between unplanned reoperations and long-term survival following atrioventricular septal defect repair may be confounded by intrinsic anatomy and concomitant cardiac defects.
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      • Reoperations After Repair for Atrioventricular Septal Defects: >25 Years Experience at a Single Center
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          Our aim was to evaluate the total burden of reoperations after previous repair for atrioventricular septal defects, including long-term survival and identify risk factors for reoperation. All patients with surgical correction for atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) 1993- 2020 underwent a follow-up in October 2020. Clinical data were obtained by retrospective review and evaluated with Kaplan-Meier and competing risk analysis. Of 477 patients who underwent initial repair, 53 patients (11.1%) underwent a total of 82 reoperations.
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