Pediatric Surgery

How do we manage thrombogenicity and thrombosis in the Fontan? 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. Joseph Palumbo discusses how to manage thrombogenicity and thrombosis in the patient with Fontan. Topics discussed include increasing prothrombotic state secondary to endothelial activation, inflammatory system activation, and hemostatic system activation, as well as comparison to other thrombophilias, how to decide which patients should have therapeutic anticoagulation.

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