Late results of the Rastelli operation for transposition of the great arteries.

J. A. Dearani, G. K. Danielson, F. J. Puga, D. D. Mair, C. D. Schleck

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The Rastelli operation, first performed in 1968, was developed for repair of transposition of the great arteries with associated ventricular septal defect and severe pulmonary stenosis. This operation includes placement of an intracardiac baffle to direct left ventricular blood to the aorta and an extracardiac valved conduit to establish continuity between the right ventricle and the pulmonary arteries. Over the last 3 decades, the Rastelli operation has been performed with a progressive decline in early mortality, and it remains the preferred repair for transposition, ventricular septal defect, and severe fixed valvular or subvalvular pulmonary stenosis. This chapter examines the late results of our 33-year experience with the Rastelli operation and describes our operative technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-15
Number of pages13
JournalSeminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Pediatric cardiac surgery annual
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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