Pediatric Surgery

Advanced Imaging of the Fontan, What is Driving Fontan Failure: New Horizons in Medical and Surgical Fontan Management 2017

July 04, 2017

Physicians from the Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute discuss the long-term care of single ventricle patients from infancy to adulthood, including new insights on Fontan management and quality of life.

During this session, Dr. Andrew Crean, the Sanghvi Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Imaging, discusses advanced imaging of the Fontan to evaluate what is driving Fontan failure. Topics included circuit failure versus pump failure, massive thrombosis, aberrant anatomy developments including venovenous collaterals, open fenestrations, other venous anomalies, arteriovenous malformations, and coronary sinus drainage.

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