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SPECIFIC SEQUELAE AFTER FONTAN OPERATION AT MIDTERM AND LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP - ARRHYTHMIA, LIVER DYSFUNCTION, AND COAGULATION DISORDERS

CROMMEDIJKHUIS, AH., HESS, J., HAHLEN, K., HENKENS, CMA., BINKBOELKENS, MTE., EYGELAAR, AA. & BOS, E., Dec-1993, In : JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY. 106, 6, p. 1126-1132 7 p.

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  • AH CROMMEDIJKHUIS
  • J HESS
  • K HAHLEN
  • CMA HENKENS
  • MTE BINKBOELKENS
  • AA EYGELAAR
  • E BOS

Patients who have undergone a Fontan-type operation usually have an elevated systemic venous pressure. To determine the sequelae of this nonphysiologic condition, we evaluated 66 patients 1 to 14 years after a Fontan-type operation. Fifty-one patients were apparently in good clinical condition, and 15 patients had symptoms and were restricted in their daily life. Bicycle exercise capacity, tested in 41 patients, ranged from 50% to 110% (mean 85%) of the predicted value for length. In 16 patients, a decreased capacity (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1126-1132
Number of pages7
JournalJOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Volume106
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec-1993

    Keywords

  • TRICUSPID ATRESIA, SINGLE VENTRICLE, EXPERIENCE, THROMBOSIS, REPAIR

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