Arterial Switch Operation and Ventricular Defect Repair

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In rare but serious cases, surgeons may need to perform challenging surgical procedures to repair multiple heart problems at once. The graph above shows Le Bonheur’s outcomes for the repair of transposition of the great arteries and ventricular septal defect performed at the same time. From January 2015 to December 2018, children who received this operation at Le Bonheur had a 100 percent survival rate.

Why this is important: It’s important to choose a consistently high-performing care team when your child has a complex case that will need close follow-up for life. For children with transposition of the great arteries and ventricular septal defect, Le Bonheur is a great choice.

Le Bonheur’s Heart Institute measures quality using data compiled by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, or STS. STS gathers data from other top pediatric heart programs in the country, and publishes that information twice a year. This information helps us benchmark ourselves among other top pediatric heart programs.