Comparison of prognostic variables in children and adults with Fontan circulation.

  title={Comparison of prognostic variables in children and adults with Fontan circulation.},
  author={Hideo Ohuchi and Kenji Yasuda and Aya Miyazaki and Toru Iwasa and Heima Sakaguchi and Ono Shin and Masanori Mizuno and Jun Negishi and Kanae Noritake and O. Yamada},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  volume={173 2},
BACKGROUND Non-cardiac complications, such as hepato-renal and metabolic problems, are emerging late after the Fontan operation due to its unique hemodynamics. Consequently, associations between clinical variables and postoperative outcome may change during the prolonged postoperative course. METHODS AND RESULTS To determine if child and adult Fontan patients differ in the impact of cardiac and non-cardiac variables on clinical outcome, we prospectively evaluated associations between… CONTINUE READING
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