Fontan procedure

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Fontan procedure

 [faw-tah´]
functional correction of a tricuspid atresia by anastomosis of, or insertion of a nonvalved prosthesis between, the right atrium and the pulmonary artery with closure of the interatrial communication.

Fon·tan pro·ce·dure

(fon-tān'),
placement of a conduit (usually valved) from the right atrium to the main pulmonary artery as a bypass to a hypoplastic right ventricle, as in tricuspid atresia.
Synonym(s): Fontan operation

Fontan procedure

A surgical procedure for toddlers (children aged 3 to 5), who have hypoplastic left-heart syndrome, which creates a cavopulmonary shunt with a lateral tunnel, deviating blood from the inferior vena cava to the pulmonary artery, bypassing the right ventricle.

Fontan,

François, French thoracic surgeon, 1929–.
Fontan operation - Synonym(s): Fontan procedure
Fontan procedure - placement of a conduit (usually valved) from the right atrium to the main pulmonary artery as a bypass to a hypoplastic right ventricle, as in tricuspid atresia. Synonym(s): Fontan operation

Fontan procedure

a method for repair of pulmonic stenosis in which a valved conduit is placed between the right atrium and the pulmonic artery.
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General and procedural characteristics of patients Patient 1 Patient 2 Patient 3 Age (years) 14 12 27 Weight (kg) 32 37 30 Gender Male Female Male Diagnosis PH PH Fontan operation due to TA, TGA, VSD and HRV NYHA functional III III IV class RF enerji 10 W 10 W 10 W (1 times) (1 times) (2 times) Created defect size 7 mm 6 mm 7 mm Pre-procedural SaO2 99% 98% 89% Post-procedural SaO2 89% 94% 80% PH: pulmonary hypertension, TA: tricuspid atresia, TGA: transposition of great arteries, VSD: ventricular septal defect, HRV: hypoplastic right ventricle.
Relation of mesenteric vascular resistance after Fontan operation and protein-losing enteropathy.
Medics had initially planned to perform a Fontan operation - the standard treatment for patients with defects like Ruby's.
9 years, had undergone a Fontan operation in early childhood, a mean of 11.
Currently, a primary or staged Fontan operation entails three different technical procedures.
Instead of having two pumping chambers there is only one - but three weeks ago the team carried out a pioneering Fontan operation.
After Liam, who was also close to his aunt Lynne Richards, 42, and five cousins, had a Fontan operation in 2003 to improve his circulation his family faced further heartbreak.
New onset arrhythmias after the extracardiac conduit Fontan operation compared with the intraatrial lateral tunnel procedure: early and midterm results.
A 5-year old girl with protein-losing enteropathy underwent routine angiocardiography 4 years after a Fontan operation for a univentricular heart, and received 6-7 mL/kg iomeprol (lomeron).
Arterial TEEs include TEEs related to cardiac catheterization, prosthetic heart valves, Kawasaki disease, Blalock-Taussig Shunts, and Fontan operation.