Ventricular performance in long-term survivors after Fontan operation.

  title={Ventricular performance in long-term survivors after Fontan operation.},
  author={Yuki Nakamura and Toshikatsu Yagihara and Koji Kagisaki and Ikuo Hagino and Junjiro Kobayashi},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={91 1},
BACKGROUND Ventricular function and arrhythmia in patients with Fontan circulation in long-term follow-up are still unknown. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 48 patients who survived and were followed up for more than 15 years, among 110 patients who underwent Fontan operation in our institute from 1979 to 1992. Atriopulmonary connection was performed in 26 patients and total cavopulmonary connection in 22. The patients were categorized into right ventricle, left ventricle, and biventricle… CONTINUE READING
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