Pediatric Surgery

Case Review Dynamic Assessment of the Fontan Part I: 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. Bryan Goldstein discusses dynamic assessment of the Fontan circulation. Topics covered include review of basic physiology in biventricular circulation and changes during exercise, limitations of Fontan circuit (pulmonary vascular resistance, ventricular diastolic function, and ventricular systolic function), PHN FUEL trial, echocardiogram evaluation of diastolic dysfunction, and pacing for mechanical dyssynchrony. 

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