Incidence and Management of Thrombotic and Thromboembolic Complications Following the Norwood Procedure: A Systematic Review.

Incidence and Management of Thrombotic and Thromboembolic Complications Following the Norwood Procedure: A Systematic Review.

 

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Background:

"The stage 1 Norwood procedure and its variants represent the first step of palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Although appropriate postoperative thromboprophylaxis is integral, significant variance remains across institutional practices. The purpose of this systematic review is to estimate the incidence of thrombosis and thromboembolism following the Norwood or modified Blalock-Taussig shunt procedure and examine current thromboprophylaxis regimens."1


1. Incidence and Management of Thrombotic and Thromboembolic Complications Following the Norwood Procedure: A Systematic Review.
Agarwal A, Firdouse M, Brar N, Yang A, Lambiris P et al.
Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2017 Nov;23(8):911-921

 

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