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Unbalanced Atrioventricular (AV) Canal Defects
Atrioventricular (AV) septal defects are described as a deficiency of the atrioventricular septum, varying from a simple ostium primum atrial septum defect (ASD I) to a complete AV septum/canal defect with a shared valve., Within the family of AV canal defects, also known as endocardial cushion defects, lies a subset of defects – termed unbalanced AV canal defects, which make up to 7–15% of all AV canal defects. The term “unbalanced” describes the abnormal location of the atrioventricular valve predominantly overlying one ventricle, with hypoplasia of the non-dominant ventricle., Surgical correction of unbalanced defects remain challenging and ranges from biventricular repair to univentricular palliation.
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