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.
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.