Abnormal spirometry after the Fontan procedure is common and associated with impaired aerobic capacity.

  title={Abnormal spirometry after the Fontan procedure is common and associated with impaired aerobic capacity.},
  author={Alexander R Opotowsky and Michael J. Landzberg and Michael G. Earing and Fred M Wu and John K. Triedman and Alicia Casey and Dawn A Ericson and David M. Systrom and Stephen M. Paridon and Jonathan Rhodes},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology},
  volume={307 1},
Impaired exercise capacity is common after the Fontan procedure and is attributed to cardiovascular limits. The Fontan circulation, however, is also distinctively vulnerable to unfavorable lung mechanics. This study aimed to define the prevalence and physiological relevance of pulmonary dysfunction in patients with Fontan physiology. We analyzed data from the Pediatric Heart Network Fontan Cross-Sectional Study to assess the prevalence and pattern of abnormal spirometry in Fontan patients (6-18… CONTINUE READING
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