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Volume 12 Issue 2, March 2021

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In Memoriam: William I. Norwood Jr (1941-2020)

Published: March 08, 2021.
Pages 161-163


Edward J. Malec; Marshall L. Jacobs


Fate of the Arterial Origin of Major Aortopulmonary Collateral Arteries After Unifocalization

Published: March 08, 2021.
Pages 230-233


P.C. van de Woestijne; J.A.A.E. Cuypers; W.A. Helbing; A.J.J.C. Bogers


Updating an Empirically Based Tool for Analyzing Congenital Heart Surgery Mortality

Published: March 08, 2021.
Pages 246-281


Marshall L. Jacobs; Jeffrey P. Jacobs; Dylan Thibault; Kevin D. Hill; Brett R. Anderson; Pirooz Eghtesady; Tara Karamlou; S. Ram Kumar; John E. Mayer; Carlos M. Mery; Meena Nathan; David M. Overman; Sara K. Pasquali; James D. St. Louis; David Shahian; Sean M. O’Brien


Bill Norwood
April 21, 1941 – Dec 13, 2020

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It is with sadness that we announce the passing on December 13, of the legendary surgeon, Bill Norwood. On behalf of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, we thank you Bill for your immense contributions, Farewell, and Godspeed!

WSPCHS Governing Council

Below is a heartfelt message from his colleague and close friend, Marshall Jacobs.

“I write to let you know that Bill Norwood passed away on the evening of December 13, 2020.

Bill and Jodee moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico about three years ago.

Having spent part of his youth in Los Alamos (just 60 miles from Albuquerque), Bill was drawn to the area. He and Jodee loved the geography and the climate in the semi-desert foothills of the Sandia Mountains. Fortunately, they have been visited often by close friends and family.

Bill's passing leaves a tremendous void, in a space occupied for nearly eight decades by one of the true giants in the field of surgery, and a great friend and very special mentor to so many of us.
Isaac Newton is quoted as saying: "If I have seen further, it is by standing on ye sholders of Giants."

Bill was truly a giant in this respect. His genius, his determination, his skill and his generosity have touched so many of us. And individuals in all parts of the world who are engaged in the care of patients with congenital heart disease have "seen further" and been more effective in their work because of Bill's enormous and countless contributions.

Thank you Bill...thank you and farewell!”

Dr. Marshall Jacobs

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COVID-19 Testing, Surgical Prioritization, and Reactivation in a Congenital Cardiac Surgery Program

Published: November 12, 2020.
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Brandon M. Wojcik; Taufiek K. Rajab; Shanna Newman; James Jaggers; Max B. Mitchell

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Effect of Albumin Addition to Cardiopulmonary Bypass Prime on Outcomes in Children Undergoing Open-Heart Surgery (EACPO Study)—A Randomized Controlled Trial

Published: October 20, 2020.
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Abdul Rauf; Reena K. Joshi; Neeraj Aggarwal; Mridul Agarwal; Manendra Kumar; Veronique Dinand; Raja Joshi

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