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    • Adib Jatene (1929–2014) 

      Caudle, Daniella
      Adib Jatene in Brazil was the first surgeon to successfully perform the arterial switch operation in 1975. The operation corrected a heart condition in infants called transposition of the great arteries (TGA). Left untreated, ...
    • The Arterial Switch Operation (1954-1975) 

      Caudle, Daniella
      The arterial switch operation, also called the Jatene procedure, is an operation in which surgeons redirect the flow of blood through abnormal hearts. In 1975, Adib Jatene conducted the first successful arterial switch ...
    • Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis (1818-1865) 

      Shaikh, Safiya; Caudle, Daniella
      Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis demonstrated that the use of disinfectants could reduce the occurrence of puerperal fever in patients in nineteenth century Austria. Puerperal fever is a bacterial infection that can occur in the ...
    • The Mustard Operation 

      Caudle, Daniella
      The Mustard Operation is a surgical technique to correct a heart condition called the transposition of the great arteries (TGA). TGA is a birth defect in which the placement of the two arteries, the pulmonary artery, which ...
    • Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA) 

      Caudle, Daniella
      Transposition of the great arteries or TGA is a potentially fatal congenital heart malformation where the pulmonary artery and the aorta are switched. The switch means that the aorta, which normally carries oxygenated ...
    • William Thornton Mustard (1914-1987) 

      Caudle, Daniella
      William Thornton Mustard was a surgeon in Canada during the twentieth century who developed surgical techniques to treat children who had congenital heart defects. Mustard has two surgeries named after him, both of which ...