Relation between preoperative left ventricular muscle mass and outcome of the Fontan procedure in patients with tricuspid atresia.

@article{Seliem1989RelationBP,
  title={Relation between preoperative left ventricular muscle mass and outcome of the Fontan procedure in patients with tricuspid atresia.},
  author={Mohamed A. M. Seliem and Alexander J. Muster and Milton H. Paul and D. Woodrow Benson},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={750-5}
}
The relation between preoperative left ventricular muscle mass and clinical outcome of the Fontan procedure was evaluated retrospectively in 22 patients with tricuspid atresia who were selected for this physiologic surgical correction by conventional hemodynamic criteria. Patients were divided into two groups: group A (excellent or good outcome) and group B (poor outcome or death) based on the clinical course assessed up to 9.5 years postoperatively. Thirteen of 22 group A patients did not have… CONTINUE READING

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