Pediatric Surgery

Pregnancy in a Fontan Patient: 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, Drs Anisa Chaudry and Nicole Brown discuss the management of pregnancy in a patient status post a Fontan. Topics include risk of pregancy for these patients (supraventricular tachycardia, heart failure, post-partum hemorrhage, thromboembolism, and preterm delivery), need for serial echocardiograms and multidisciplinary team, risk stratification for Fontan patients, and need for delivery at a tertiary care center.

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