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
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Most adult survivors with this type of physiology still have modified atriopulmonary types of Fontan procedures. In the future, novel cohorts of patients with lateral tunnel Fontan's or total extracardiac cavopulmonary anastomosis will emerge.
MRI and ultrasound results showed that the lateral tunnel fenestration made during the Fontan procedure had closed spontaneously.
In this four and a half year study period, a total of 34 patients underwent Fontan procedure. Males were 22(64.7%) and females were 12(35.3%).
The overall prevalence of renal dysfunction--defined as a calculated creatinine clearance rate of less than 60 mL / min--was 36%, with prevalence rates of 56% in patients who had a Fontan procedure, 37% in those who had CCTGA, and 18% in patients following DTGA.
The art enthusiast underwent a Fontan Procedure to correct a congenital heart defect, which left him with just one ventricle - normal hearts have two chambers.
His family returned to Bristol for the Fontan procedure because they trusted his surgeon Andrew Parry, who had performed two previous operations on Luke.
Mahony, "Enalapril does not enhance exercise capacity in patients after fontan procedure," Circulation, vol.
Fontan procedure involves placement of a fenestration to allow decompression of the systemic venous circulation.
The majority of children born with HLHS undergo a series of three procedures, together known as single ventricle palliation (SVP), culminating in the Fontan procedure.
When he's big and strong enough, he'll go through the second procedure, known as a Glenn procedure, and when he is three to five years old he'll have a Fontan procedure, which will leave him with a single pumping chamber heart.
The description she provides is of the Fontan procedure. She also suggests on page 248 that "the nurse (a) inspects the long suture lines required to rebuild the aortic arch." This is unrealistic, as the suture line cannot be seen.
In 2012 the Jenkinses were advised Luke was well enough to undergo a Fontan procedure - the same operation as Sean - to improve his heart.