Right ventricle dependent coronary circulation (RVDCC) in pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PA/IVS) is associated with significant mortality risk in the immediate post-operative period following the initial stage of surgical palliation. Prognosis remains guarded during the interstage period towards conversion to the superior cavopulmonary shunt physiology. Current literature is scarce regarding this specific patient population. Cardiac troponin-I is widely used as a marker of coronary ischemia in adults, but its use for routine monitoring of neonatal myocardial tissue injury due to supply/demand perfusion mismatch is, yet to be determined. We sought to evaluate the clinical correlation of cTnl perioperative use in a PA/IVS RVDCC case and assess its interplay with established clinical, echocardiographic, and laboratory variables in guiding a real-time (dynamic) management strategy following systemic-to-pulmonary shunt palliation.
- Pulmonary atresia
- Right ventricle dependent coronary circulation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine