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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The Fontan operation is the final surgery in the strategy of staged palliation for children born with congenital heart defects resulting in functional single-ventricle physiology.
Our results are demonstrated that preoperative mean pulmonary artery pressure and right atrial pressure is the most important predictor of the arrhythmia after Fontan operation.
Risk Factors for Liver Disease in Survivors of Fontan Operation Hepatic fibrosis, a condition in which scar tissue forms in the liver, is increasingly recognized as a long-term consequence of the circulation created by the Fontan operation.
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.
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.