Fontan conversion with concomitant arrhythmia surgery for the failing atriopulmonary connections: mid-term results from a single centre.

@article{Sridhar2011FontanCW,
  title={Fontan conversion with concomitant arrhythmia surgery for the failing atriopulmonary connections: mid-term results from a single centre.},
  author={Anuradha Sridhar and Alessandro Giamberti and S. Foresti and Riccardo Cappato and Carlos Rubio-Iglesias Garc{\'i}a and Nerea Delgado Cabrera and Angelo Micheletti and Diana Gabriella Negura and Claudio Maria Bussadori and Gianfranco Butera and Alessandro Frigiola and M{\'a}rio Carminati and M Loredana Chessa},
  journal={Cardiology in the young},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={665-9}
}
OBJECTIVES Classical Atriopulmonary Fontan connections tend to fail in the long term due to progressive anastomotic site obstruction, right atrial enlargement, and refractory atrial arrhythmias. Conversion to total cavopulmonary connection with concomitant arrhythmia surgery is a promising treatment but optimal timing of the procedure remains controversial. METHODS Between the years 2002 and 2009, 15 patients with a median age of 26.2 (12-43) years underwent Fontan conversion operation with… CONTINUE READING