Truncus arteriosus is a congenital heart defect in which the heart's single large blood vessel fails to divide during fetal development. Signs and symptoms of truncus arteriosus usually appear within the first days of life and the condition is often diagnosed before your baby leaves the birth hospital, if not before he is born.
We track outcomes from common procedures as “Quality Indicators” for congenital heart surgery. The following data shows CHOP's outcomes for truncus repair, a procedure to repair the heart condition truncus arteriosus.
Patient outcomes at the Cardiac Center are among the best in the world, placing us in the top tier of pediatric cardiac programs. We're also consistently ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report and Parents magazine.