2022 AMI Online Salon

A Surgeon’s View of an AVSD Repair using the Double Patch Technique

Project Detail

  • Entrant Name:  Sofia Hanabergh
  • Client: Children’s National Hospital Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Copyright: Sofia Stella Hanabergh, 2022
  • Medium/software used: Illustrator, After Effects, Premier Pro
  • Final presentation format: Cardio-Thoracic Surgical Video
  • Primary Audience: Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Fellows, and Residents

Project Description

The ideal surgical strategy for repairing an atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) remains controversial. Additionally, it is scarce to obtain clear instructional surgical videos on technically demanding repairs. The goal of this video is to combat that and share with the global community of pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons the most common pitfalls associated with the complex double a patch technique for AVSD repair and the best ways to avoid them. Narrated by a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, this video is a direct view into an atrioventricular valve of a patient with down syndrome and the important steps for a successful repair. The possible pitfalls are reinforced through simplified illustrations. This technique could yield promising results in patient outcomes if the critical areas presented in this video are taken into consideration. Though shortened, this video is a representation of how educational surgical videos can provide a specialized group of doctors with new operative findings.