Several advances in surgical approach have led to a reduction in arrhythmias. For example, the arterial switch operation for d-transposition of the great arteries instead of the aforementioned atrial switch operation eliminates the use of a systemic right ventricle that can later develop intra-atrial reentrant tachycardia and sinus node dysfunction. Other advances include paying careful attention to minimizing ventriculotomies in ToF and ventricular septal defect (VSD) repairs, earlier complete repairs, and valve sparing to reduce pulmonary insufficiency. Finally, completion of the extra-cardiac Fontan procedure (e.g., total cavopulmonary connection) for single ventricles avoids extensive suture lines in the right atrium, thereby reducing scarring and higher pressures that lead to IART and sinus node dysfunction.5 Extracardiac (EC) conduits and lateral tunnel (LT) Fontans are preferred today, and the Fontan conversion procedure (converting prior atriopulmonary Fontans to the EC or LT type) can be performed to reduce arrhythmia and thromboembolic events.10

" /> Several advances in surgical approach have led to a reduction in arrhythmias. For example, the arterial switch operation for d-transposition of the great arteries instead of the aforementioned atrial switch operation eliminates the use of a systemic right ventricle that can later develop intra-atrial reentrant tachycardia and sinus node dysfunction. Other advances include paying careful attention to minimizing ventriculotomies in ToF and ventricular septal defect (VSD) repairs, earlier complete repairs, and valve sparing to reduce pulmonary insufficiency. Finally, completion of the extra-cardiac Fontan procedure (e.g., total cavopulmonary connection) for single ventricles avoids extensive suture lines in the right atrium, thereby reducing scarring and higher pressures that lead to IART and sinus node dysfunction.5 Extracardiac (EC) conduits and lateral tunnel (LT) Fontans are preferred today, and the Fontan conversion procedure (converting prior atriopulmonary Fontans to the EC or LT type) can be performed to reduce arrhythmia and thromboembolic events.10

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The Burgeoning Field of Cardio-Oncology

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Barry H. Trachtenberg Leads Issue on Cardio-Oncology

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Heart Failure in Relation to Anthracyclines and Other Chemotherapies

Heart Failure in Relation to Tumor-Targeted Therapies and Immunotherapies

The Role of Cardiovascular Imaging and Serum Biomarkers in Identifying Cardiotoxicity Related to Cancer Therapeutics

Prevention and Treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiotoxicity

Cardiovascular Toxicities of Radiation Therapy

Electrophysiologic Complications in Cancer Patients

Vascular Toxicity in Patients with Cancer: Is There a Recipe to Clarify Treatment?

Future Directions in Cardio-Oncology

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A Rare Case of Pancreatitis-Induced Thrombosis of the Aorta and Superior Mesenteric Artery

Anomalous Origin of the Right Coronary Artery from the Left Main Coronary Artery in the Setting of Critical Bicuspid Aortic Valve Stenosis

Simultaneous Transfemoral Mitral and Tricuspid Valve in Ring Implantation: First Case Report with Edwards Sapien 3 Valve

Uneventful Follow-Up 2 Years after Endovascular Treatment of a High Flow Iatrogenic Aortocaval Fistula Causing Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Failure

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Do Not Pass Flow: Microvascular Obstruction on Cardiac Magnetic Resonance After Reinfarction Following Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

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EXCERPTA

Cardio-Oncology, Then and Now: An Interview with Barry Trachtenberg

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Onconephrology: An Evolving Field

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Herbal Nephropathy

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Rolling the Dice on Red Yeast Rice

EDITORIALS

Letter to the Editor in Response to “Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy in Diabetes Mellitus”

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