SPECIFIC SEQUELAE AFTER FONTAN OPERATION AT MIDTERM AND LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP - ARRHYTHMIA, LIVER DYSFUNCTION, AND COAGULATION DISORDERS

AH CROMMEDIJKHUIS*, J HESS, K HAHLEN, CMA HENKENS, MTE BINKBOELKENS, AA EYGELAAR, E BOS

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Abstract

Patients who have undergone a Fontan-type operation usually have an elevated systemic venous pressure. To determine the sequelae of this nonphysiologic condition, we evaluated 66 patients 1 to 14 years after a Fontan-type operation. Fifty-one patients were apparently in good clinical condition, and 15 patients had symptoms and were restricted in their daily life. Bicycle exercise capacity, tested in 41 patients, ranged from 50% to 110% (mean 85%) of the predicted value for length. In 16 patients, a decreased capacity (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1126-1132
Number of pages7
JournalJOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Volume106
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec-1993

Keywords

  • TRICUSPID ATRESIA
  • SINGLE VENTRICLE
  • EXPERIENCE
  • THROMBOSIS
  • REPAIR

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