Management of late complications after classic Fontan procedure by conversion to total cavopulmonary connection.

@article{Conte1999ManagementOL,
  title={Management of late complications after classic Fontan procedure by conversion to total cavopulmonary connection.},
  author={Stefano dal Conte and Marc Gewillig and B{\'e}n{\'e}dicte Eyskens and Monique Dumoulin and Willem J Daenen},
  journal={Cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={
          651-5
        }
}
Classic Fontan procedures, such as atriopulmonary connection or atrioventricular connection, are associated with right atrial dilatation and several late complications. Seven patients with univentricular heart who presented with exercise intolerance (n = 7), severely dilated right atrium (n = 7) with pulmonary vein compression (n = 3), atrial arrhythmias resistant to medical treatment (n = 4), cyanosis (n = 4), diffuse effusions and oedema (n = 1), and protein-losing enteropathy (n = 1… CONTINUE READING
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