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Guillermo Kreutzer

Guillermo Oscar Alejandro Kreutzer, Argentine pediatric cardiologist (Buenos Aires 11 December 1934 –

Developed operation for correction of tricuspid atresia (1971) performing the first total fenestrated pulmonary ventricle bypass in the world (Fontan-Kreutzer operation)

Una operación para la correción de la atresia tricuspidea. Presented 5th Reunião Cient. Soc. Arg. Cardiol. (1971)

With E. Galíndez, H. Bono, C. de Palma & J.P. Laura. An operation  for the correction of tricuspid atresia. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 66:613-21, 1973

Suggested using Jatene’s operation of repair of transposition of great vessels in transposed newborn without ventricular septal defects

With R. Neirotti, E. Galíndez, A. Coronel & E. Kreutzer. Anatomic correction for transposition of the great arteries. J. Thorac.Cardiovasc. Surg. 73:538-42, 1977

Performed the first international experience in tetralogy of  Fallot with subpulmonary ventricular septal defects

With R. Neirotti, E. Galíndez, A. Rodríguez Coronel, M. Pedrini & L. Becu. Tetralogy of Fallot with subpulmonary ventricular septal defect. Ann. Thorac. Surg. 25:51-6, 1978

Created direct posterior atriopulmonary anastomosis (1978)

With F.J. Vargas, A.J. Schlichter, J.P. Laura et al. Atriopulmonary anastomosis. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 83(3):427-36, 1982

Proposed to repair the transposition of great arteries with ventricular septal defect and pulmonary stenosis

With F.J. Vargas, A. Schlichter, M. Granja & E. Kreutzer. Repair of corrected transposition with ventricular septal defect and pulmonary stenosis. Ann. Thorac. Surg. 40:509-11, 1985

Developed a technique of the autologous pericardial valved conduit

With A.J. Schlichter. Tubo valvulado de pericardio autologo. Rev. Lat. Cardiol. Cir. Cardiovasc. Inf. 1:37-40, 1985

Improved Fontan-Kreutzer operation

With J.F. Keane, J.E. Lock, E.P. Walsh, R.A. Jonas, A.R. Castañeda & J.E. Mayer Jr. Conversion of modified Fontan procedure to lateral atrial tunnel cavopulmonary anastomosis. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 111(6):1169-76, 1996

Described a surgical technique to perform a total bypass of the venous ventricle via cavo atriopulmonary anastomosis

With C. Kreutzer & A.J. Schlichter. Cavo atriopulmonary anastomosis via a non- prosthetic media tunnel. J. Cardiac. Surg. 12(1):37-40, 1997

Developed an original technique for the tetralogy of Fallot repair with agenesis of the pulmonary valve

With A.J. Schlichter & G.O. Kreutzer. Tetralogy of Fallot with absent pulmonary valve: a surgical technique for complete repair. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 117:192, 1999

Introduced modifications in varieties of venous ventricle by-pass such as a new fenestration form by total bypass of right ventricle (2001)

With Ch. Kreutzer, A.J. Schlichter, J. Simón et al. A new method for reliable fenestration in extracardiac conduit. Ann. Thorac. Surg. 75:1657-9, 2003

Suggested a 24 mmm cerclage of pulmonary artery in patients with tetralogy of Fallot after transannular patch repair or autologous pericardial valved conduit

Previous banding of the pulmonary artery could enhance later transcatheter implantation of a biologic valve. World J. Pediatr. Congen. Heart Surg. 5:644, 2014


With F.J. Vargas. A surgical technique for correction of total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 90(3):410-3, 1985

With C. Kreutzer, C. Blunda & A.J. Schlichter. The autologous pericardial valved conduit for right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction. Oper. Techn. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 8(3):146-9, 2003

With C. Kreutzer, G. Zapico, C. Blunda, J.L. Simon & A.J. Schlichter.  A simplified technique for short-term postcardiotomy pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. J. thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 51(5):659-62, 2004

With C. Kreutzer, G. Zapico, J.L. Simon & A.J. Schlichter. A simplified and economic technique  for immediate postcardiotomy pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. ASAIO Journal (2005)