Pediatric Surgery

How Does the Blood Go Round in Single Ventricles and Fontans? 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 Redington discusses Fontan circulation, with topics covered including mean airway pressure driving circulation, decreased pulmonary vascular resistance with nitric oxide (NO), and diastolic dysfunction (incoordinate relaxation in diastole, wall motion abnormalities, increased stiffness).

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