Serial assessment of left ventricular diastolic function after Fontan procedure.

  title={Serial assessment of left ventricular diastolic function after Fontan procedure.},
  author={Yiu-fai Cheung and D J Penny and Andrew N Redington},
  volume={83 4},
OBJECTIVE To assess longitudinal changes in systemic ventricular diastolic function late after the Fontan procedure. DESIGN AND PATIENTS Prospective study of 13 patients at 2.8 (2.0) years (early) and again at 11.4 (2.0) years (late) after the Fontan procedure by Doppler echocardiography with simultaneous ECG, phonocardiogram, and respirometer. SETTING Tertiary paediatric cardiac centre. RESULTS The isovolumic relaxation time (IVRT) was significantly longer, and E wave deceleration time… CONTINUE READING


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