Surgical Considerations in Atrioventricular Canal Defects

Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Sep;21(3):229-234. doi: 10.1177/1089253217708622. Epub 2017 May 8.


Atrioventricular canal defects represent a diverse and challenging group of defects. Timing and surgical technique is greatly dependent on morphology of the valve as well as symptoms. Surgical options for repair of these defects are reviewed and presented below.

Keywords: atrioventricular canal defect; cardiopulmonary bypass surgery; complete AV canal; congenital heart disease; surgical repair of complete AV canal.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Heart Septal Defects / physiopathology
  • Heart Septal Defects / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Time Factors

Supplementary concepts

  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect