The Start of a New Era: The "Blue Baby Operation"

Luca A. Vricella, MD, FACS, from The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, discusses The Start of a New Era: The "Blue Baby Operation" at the Sixth World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery in South Africa on Thursday, February 21, 2013. His presentation is part of a symposium titled "The Birth of Heart Surgery: Lessons from the 'Blue Baby' Operation" presented by All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine. During this symposium, a panel of international experts explored the birth of pediatric heart surgery and chronicled the first successful repair of tetralogy of Fallot, a devastating heart malformation once deemed universally fatal. They also reviewed the pathology, diagnosis, incidence, treatment and prognosis of tetralogy of Fallot.

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