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Diagnosis and management of the adult patient with a failing Fontan circulation

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Diagnosis and management of the adult patient with a failing Fontan circulation

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Christopher R. Broda, Tacy E. Downing & Anitha S. John 

Abstract

Since the original description, the Fontan operation has been widely used for the palliation of children with single ventricle physiology. Although the Fontan operation revolutionized the survival rates of patients with single ventricle physiology, it carries an inevitable risk for long-term morbidity and mortality that impacts clinical outcomes and quality of life. This review will focus on the evaluation and treatment of the patient with the failing Fontan phenotype, with an emphasis on creating an individualized treatment plan.

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Year 2020
Language English
Format PDF
DOI 10.1007/s10741-020-09932-0