Preoperative small pulmonary artery did not affect the midterm results of Fontan operation.

@article{Adachi2007PreoperativeSP,
  title={Preoperative small pulmonary artery did not affect the midterm results of Fontan operation.},
  author={Iki Adachi and Toshikatsu Yagihara and Koji Kagisaki and Ikuo Hagino and T. Ishizaka and Junjiro Kobayashi and Soichiro Kitamura and Hideki Uemura},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={156-62}
}
OBJECTIVE It was well discussed, in the primary Fontan era, that small pulmonary arterial size could affect the results immediately after the Fontan procedure. The objective of the present study is to determine whether this feature remains as a risk factor in the era of the staged Fontan completion and poses functional impediments in the longer terms. METHODS Between June 1991 and November 2004, the staged Fontan completion was carried out subsequent to the bidirectional Glenn procedure in… CONTINUE READING
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