Simulating hemodynamics of the Fontan Y-graft based on patient-specific in vivo connections.

  title={Simulating hemodynamics of the Fontan Y-graft based on patient-specific in vivo connections.},
  author={Christopher M. Haggerty and Kirk R. Kanter and Maria Restrepo and Diane A. de Z{\'e}licourt and W. James Parks and Jarek Rossignac and Mark A. Fogel and Ajit P. Yoganathan},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={145 3},
BACKGROUND Using a bifurcated Y-graft as the Fontan baffle is hypothesized to streamline and improve flow dynamics through the total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC). This study conducted numerical simulations to evaluate this hypothesis using postoperative data from 5 patients. METHODS Patients were imaged with cardiac magnetic resonance or computed tomography after receiving a bifurcated aorto-iliac Y-graft as their Fontan conduit. Numerical simulations were performed using in vivo flow… CONTINUE READING
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