Friday, October 5, 2012

Truncus Arteriosus Surgery Video

This video shows a baby undergoing a Truncus repair just like Ry's. I found it interesting that they placed a 10MM conduit in this preemie, when Ry got only a 9MM and she was full term and a good weight. You want a good size conduit so the need for the next surgery is farther out. She will more than likely have another OHS in a year or two.

Details about the video:
Redmond Burke MD, Chief of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery at Miami Children's Hospital, demonstrates the operative repair and postoperative recovery for a premature newborn baby with Truncus Arteriosus. The video is graphic. The program website is and Dr Burke can be reached at

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I hope this helps those who are about to go through this to understand this complex surgery. It helped me, but I can't believe little Ry went through this. I loved when they started the heart back after the repair!

Be well friends!
Lee Ann

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