Pulmonary artery size and clinical outcome after the modified Fontan operation.


The maximum cross-sectional area of the central pulmonary arteries indexed to the body surface area (pulmonary artery index [PAI]) was measured preoperatively from angiograms in 173 patients evaluated for a Fontan-type operation between 1981 and June 1989. Of these, 34 patients underwent another palliative procedure, 8 primarily on the basis of small… (More)


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