Fontan completion in infants.

  title={Fontan completion in infants.},
  author={Christian Pizarro and Tomasz Mroczek and Samuel S. Gidding and John D. Murphy and William I. Norwood},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={81 6},
  pages={2243-8; discussion 2248-9}
BACKGROUND Since the implementation of the Fontan procedure, several clinical factors have been linked to outcome. A study of the outcome after Fontan completion was undertaken with particular attention to the influence of age and cardiac diagnosis. METHODS Review of all patients (n = 107) undergoing Fontan completion between January 1998 and July 2005 to identify predictors of outcome: early death, prolonged effusions, and prolonged hospital stay. RESULTS Median age was 13 months (range… CONTINUE READING