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Atrioventricular Canal Repair

Posted On: 04-21-2015
Atrioventricular Canal Repair

What is Atrioventricular Canal Repair?

During atrioventricular canal repair, a congenital atrioventricular canal defect is repaired. This procedure is a pediatric open heart surgery.

Also Known As:

  • Atrioventricular canal defect repair
  • AVC repair
  • Heart surgery
  • Pediatric heart surgery
  • Pediatric surgery

Conditions Treated with Atrioventricular Canal Repair:

Atrioventricular canal repair is utilized to treat congenital atrioventricular repair, a condition characterized by valve defects and the underdevelopment of the ventricular and atrial septa. 

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Atrioventricular Canal Repair:

There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to atrioventricular canal repair.

Anesthesia with Atrioventricular Canal Repair:

Atrioventricular canal repair is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Atrioventricular Canal Repair:

Possible risks following atrioventricular canal repair include infection, bleeding, scarring and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience arrhythmia or residual ventricular septum defects.

Prognosis after Atrioventricular Canal Repair:

The prognosis for a positive end result following atrioventricular canal repair is good. However, children may need medication before and after surgery to manage the condition.

Recovery from Atrioventricular Canal Repair:

The total recovery time after atrioventricular canal repair is six to eight weeks.

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