Early results of the "clamp and sew" Fontan procedure without the use of circulatory support.


BACKGROUND A modification of the Fontan operation was recently applied, which includes anastomoses of the extracardiac conduit to the right pulmonary artery and inferior vena cava using simple clamping with no additional circulatory support, venous shunting, pulmonary artery preparation, or prior maintenance of azygos vein patency. The objective of this… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.12.030


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