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Which criteria should be used to select patients for the Fontan operation?
  • Melvin C Almodovar,
  • Leonardo Mulinari
Melvin C Almodovar
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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Leonardo Mulinari
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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Abstract

The Fontan operation has improved the survival of children born with single ventricle physiology. Selecting candidates for the Fontan operation may be difficult on borderline cases. No clear criterion has been established on the risk for staged Fontan palliation. Another aspect that remains controversial is the indications for fenestration. Intraoperative pulmonary flow study may identify high-risk patients for the procedure. In this report, the authors describe their results with Fontan procedures in children with pulmonary pressure >15 mmHg.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

15 Dec 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
17 Dec 2020Assigned to Editor
17 Dec 2020Submission Checks Completed
17 Dec 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
17 Dec 2020Editorial Decision: Accept