First experience with sildenafil after Fontan operation: short-term outcomes.

  title={First experience with sildenafil after Fontan operation: short-term outcomes.},
  author={Raffaele Giordano and Gaetano Di Palma and Vincenzo Poli and Sergio Palumbo and Veronica Russolillo and Sabato Cioffi and Marco Mucerino and Vito Antonio Mannacio and Carlo Vosa},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular medicine},
  volume={16 8},
BACKGROUND We conducted a retrospective study to determine the effect of oral sildenafil administrated as monotherapy after Fontan operation in single ventricle physiology. METHODS From January 2008 to March 2012, during two different periods, a total of 30 pediatric patients undergoing Fontan operation by extracardiac conduit were included in this study. Thirteen patients were in the sildenafil group and exclusively treated with sildenafil given at the dose of 0.35 mg/kg through a… CONTINUE READING
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