Thromboembolism and the Role of Anticoagulation in the Fontan Patient

  title={Thromboembolism and the Role of Anticoagulation in the Fontan Patient},
  author={Marshall Lewis Jacobs and Kamal K Pourmoghadam},
  journal={Pediatric Cardiology},
Among factors contributing to morbidity and failure of the Fontan circulation is the group of events referred to as thromboembolic complications. These events have been variously attributed to low flow states, stasis in the venous pathways, right-to-left shunts, blind cul-de-sacs, prosthetic material, atrial arrhythmias, and hypercoagulable states. Numerous investigations, most retrospective, have been undertaken to characterize thromboembolic events; describe the frequency and circumstances of… CONTINUE READING
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