Long-term outcomes after repair of complete AVSD

Years funded:
2018 - 2019

Atrioventricular septal defects include a spectrum of heart defects that arise due to abnormal development of the heart, resulting in a common inlet valve and holes in the heart. 


There are several techniques used to repair these abnormalities including the traditional single patch, double patch and modified-single patch techniques. This last technique was developed in Australia at our institution in the 1990s by Dr Graham Nunn. 


Whilst the long-term outcomes for the traditional single patch and double patch techniques are well established, there is a paucity of information on the long-term outcomes for the modified single patch technique. We aim to review the long-term outcomes (25 years) of patients who have had AVSD repair in Australia over the period of 1990 to 2015.

Researcher Profile

Dr Laura Fong

Institute: University of Sydney
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