Original Surgical Procedure for the Treatment of Protein-Losing Enteropathy in Fontan Patients: Report of Two Midterm Successes.

@article{Brizard2016OriginalSP,
  title={Original Surgical Procedure for the Treatment of Protein-Losing Enteropathy in Fontan Patients: Report of Two Midterm Successes.},
  author={Christian Pierre Brizard and Geoffrey K Lane and George Alex and Michael M. H. Cheung},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2016},
  volume={134 8},
  pages={625-7}
}
August 23, 2016 625 CORRPONDENCE The surgical connection of the vena cava to the pulmonary arteries creates a circulation in series and defines the Fontan operation for univentricular hearts. The central venous pressure is elevated (≈15 mm Hg) and drives the blood into the pulmonary vessels. This elevated venous pressure overwhelms the postsinusoidal regulatory mechanism normally responsible for maintaining portal pressure at ≈10 mm Hg. The elevated venous pressure is transmitted to the… CONTINUE READING
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