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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064364/significance-of-right-atrial-tension-for-the-development-of-complications-in-patients-after-atriopulmonary-connection-fontan-procedure-potential-indicator-for-fontan-conversion
#1
Gaku Izumi, Hideaki Senzaki, Atsuhito Takeda, Hirokuni Yamazawa, Kohta Takei, Takuo Furukawa, Kei Inai, Tokuko Shinohara, Toshio Nakanishi
Elevated right atrial (RA) pressure and progressive RA dilation are thought to play pivotal roles in the development of late complications after atriopulmonary connection (APC) Fontan surgery. However, no clear cut-off value for RA pressure or RA volume has been determined for stratifying the risk of developing Fontan complications. We hypothesized that RA tension, which incorporates information about both RA pressure and volume, might help predict the risk of developing complications. We retrospectively studied 51 consecutive APC Fontan patients (median postoperative period 14 years)...
January 7, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057809/factors-associated-with-long-term-mortality-after-fontan-procedures-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Tarek Alsaied, Jouke P Bokma, Mark E Engel, Joey M Kuijpers, Samuel P Hanke, Liesl Zuhlke, Bin Zhang, Gruschen R Veldtman
BACKGROUND: Despite an ageing Fontan population, data on late outcomes are still scarce. Reported outcome measures and determinants vary greatly between studies making comprehensive appraisal of mortality hazard challenging. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review to evaluate causes and factors associated with late mortality in patients with Fontan circulation. Late mortality was defined as mortality beyond the first postoperative year. Studies were included if they had ≥90 patients or ≥20 late mortalities and/or transplants...
January 15, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055329/percutaneous-transhepatic-fontan-kreutzer-completion-of-hepatic-vein-inclusion
#3
Ignacio Juaneda, Alejandro Peirone, Adolfo Ferrero Guadagnoli, Alejandro Contreras, Santiago Orozco, Juan Diaz, Christian Kreutzer
We report the case of an 11-year-old girl with heterotaxy syndrome, dextrocardia, and azygos continuation of an interrupted inferior vena cava who had developed pulmonary arteriovenous fistulas after a Kawashima procedure consisting of bilateral superior cavopulmonary anastomoses. She presented with profound cyanosis, fatigue, and failure to thrive. An operative procedure to direct hepatic vein effluent to the pulmonary circulation was performed with placement of an extracardiac conduit between the hepatic veins and the left pulmonary artery...
January 1, 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029339/long-term-outcomes-of-single-ventricle-palliation-for-unbalanced-atrioventricular-septal-defects-fontan-survivors-do-better-than-previously-thought
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Edward Buratto, Xin Tao Ye, Gregory King, William Y Shi, Robert G Weintraub, Yves d'Udekem, Christian P Brizard, Igor E Konstantinov
BACKGROUND: Single-ventricle palliation (SVP) for children with unbalanced atrioventricular septal defect (uAVSD) is thought to carry a poor prognosis, but limited data have been reported. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of children with uAVSD who underwent SVP at a single institution. Data were obtained from medical records and correspondence with general practitioners and cardiologists. RESULTS: Between 1976 and 2016, a total of 139 patients underwent SVP for uAVSD...
September 24, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013288/structural-cerebral-abnormalities-and-neurodevelopmental-status-in-single-ventricle-congenital-heart-disease-before-fontan-procedure
#5
Walter Knirsch, Kristina Nadine Mayer, Ianina Scheer, Ruth Tuura, Dietmar Schranz, Andreas Hahn, Kristina Wetterling, Ingrid Beck, Beatrice Latal, Bettina Reich
OBJECTIVES: Neonates with single ventricle congenital heart disease are at risk for structural cerebral abnormalities. Little is known about the further evolution of cerebral abnormalities until Fontan procedure. METHODS: Between August 2012 and July 2015, we conducted a prospective cross-sectional two centre study using cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and neuro-developmental outcome assessed by the Bayley-III. Forty-seven children (31 male) were evaluated at a mean age of 25...
December 23, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007868/systemic-right-ventricular-morphology-in-the-early-postoperative-course-after-extracardiac-fontan-operation-is-there-still-a-need-for-special-care
#6
Sarah Nordmeyer, Melanie Rohder, Johannes Nordmeyer, Oliver Miera, Björn Peters, Mi-Young Cho, Joachim Photiadis, Felix Berger, Stanislav Ovroutski
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to compare early postoperative outcome after extracardiac (EC) Fontan operation between patients with right (RV) or left (LV) systemic ventricles. METHODS: In total, 173 consecutive patients (median age 4 years, median weight 14 kg) underwent EC Fontan between 1995 and 2013. Pre- and intraoperative data as well as detailed postoperative haemodynamic variables were compared between patients with LV [n = 109 (63%)] and RV [n = 64 (37%)]...
December 22, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007062/rescuing-the-late-failing-fontan-focus-on-surgical-treatment-of-dysrhythmias
#7
REVIEW
Carl L Backer
Patients with a failing Fontan frequently have dysrhythmias. This review will focus on the treatment of those dysrhythmias based on the 140 patients who have had a Fontan conversion with arrhythmia surgery at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (Chicago, IL). Important technical points to be emphasized are the following:• Atrial fibrillation is extremely common in patients with a failing Fontan and strong consideration should be given to a Cox-maze III during any Fontan conversion• Sinus node dysfunction is common post-conversion and all patients should receive a dual-chamber epicardial pacemaker• Careful preoperative imaging with either computed tomographic or magnetic resonance imaging is needed to predict re-entry problems at the time of repeat sternotomy• If the patient has protein-losing enteropathy, ascites, or a right or indeterminate ventricular morphology, strong consideration should be given to heart transplantation rather than a Fontan conversion and arrhythmia surgery...
January 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007060/mechanical-circulatory-support-of-the-fontan-patient
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REVIEW
Ronald K Woods, Nancy S Ghanayem, Michael E Mitchell, Steven Kindel, Robert A Niebler
Because of the inadequacies inherent to a circulation supported by a single ventricle, many Fontan patients will experience failure of their circulation. To date, there is no medical regimen that reliably and consistently restores circulatory function in these patients. Because of the shortage of donor organs and the fact that many of these patients present with features that either preclude or render heart transplantation a high risk, there is an intense need to better understand how mechanical circulatory support (MCS) may benefit these patients...
January 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988989/single-center-outcomes-of-combined-heart-and-liver-transplantation-in-the-failing-fontan
#9
B A D'Souza, S Fuller, L P Gleason, N Hornsby, J Wald, K Krok, A Shaked, L R Goldberg, A Pochettino, K M Olthoff, Y Y Kim
Long-term outcomes of the Fontan operation include Fontan failure and liver disease. Combined heart-liver transplantation (CHLT) is an option for select patients although limited data exist on this strategy. A retrospective review of Fontan patients 18 years or older referred for cardiac transplant evaluation between 2000 and 2013 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania was performed. All patients were considered for potential CHLT. Clinical variables such as demographics, perioperative factors, and short-term outcomes were reviewed...
December 17, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979912/follow-up-of-a-prospective-surgical-strategy-to-prevent-intra-atrial-reentrant-tachycardia-after-the-fontan-operation
#10
Ian H Law, Osman Alam, Edward L Bove, Richard G Ohye, David J Bradley, Sunkyung Yu, Macdonald Dick
BACKGROUND: Intra-atrial reentrant tachycardia (IART) after the Fontan operation had an early reported incidence of 10% to 35% during early and intermediate follow-up and posed substantial management challenges. METHODS AND RESULTS: To reduce the incidence of IART after the Fontan procedure, we performed a randomized, double-blind study to evaluate the impact of an incision in the right atrium joining the lateral tunnel suture line and the tricuspid valve annulus...
December 2016: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979032/prevalence-and-outcome-of-thrombotic-and-embolic-complications-in-adults-after-fontan-operation
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Alexander C Egbe, Heidi M Connolly, Talha Niaz, Vidhushei Yogeswaran, Nathaniel W Taggart, Muhammad Y Qureshi, Joseph T Poterucha, Arooj Razzaq Khan, David J Driscoll
: There are limited studies of thrombotic and embolic complications (TEC) in the adult Fontan population. The purpose of the study was to determine the prevalence, risk factors, and outcomes of TECs in this population. METHODS: Retrospective review of adults with a previous Fontan operation, with follow-up at Mayo Clinic, 1994-2014. Systemic TEC was defined as intracardiac thrombus, ischemic stroke, or systemic arterial embolus. Nonsystemic TEC was defined as Fontan conduit/right atrial thrombus or pulmonary embolus...
January 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958617/results-of-the-fontan-operation-with-no-early-mortality-in-248-consecutive-patients
#12
Edward Malec, Christoph Schmidt, Anja Lehner, Katarzyna Januszewska
BACKGROUND: Fontan operation has undergone several modifications and today is the primary way to treat a broad spectrum of congenital heart defects AIM: The purpose of this study is to present the results of treatment of children with a single ventricle operated by the same surgical team and managed according to a uniform strategy. METHODS: In the years 2007-2015, in 248 children aged 3.7 ± 2.6 years and weigh of 14.6 ± 6.1 kg with a single ventricle the Fontan surgery was performed...
December 13, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903666/managing-adult-fontan-patients-where-do-we-stand
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REVIEW
Paul Clift, David Celermajer
The Fontan operation is performed as a palliative procedure to improve survival in infants born with a functionally univentricular circulation. The success of the operation is demonstrated by a growing adult Fontan population that exists with this unique physiology. Late follow-up has demonstrated expected and unexpected sequelae, and has shown multisystem effects of this circulation. This review discusses the challenges of managing the late complications in terms of understanding this unique physiology and the innovative therapeutic interventions that are being investigated...
December 2016: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898601/fontan-fenestration-closure-prior-to-posterior-spinal-fusion-in-patients-with-single-ventricle-heart-disease
#14
Matthew C Schwartz, David Nykanen, Craig Fleishman, Hamish M Munro, Jonathan Phillips, Raymond D Knapp, Donald Felix
STUDY DESIGN: Case series. OBJECTIVE: To describe transcatheter closure of the Fontan fenestration prior to posterior spinal fusion in two children to prevent paradoxical venous air embolism during the operation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Scoliosis is common among patients with single-ventricle congenital heart disease who have undergone Fontan operation and spinal surgery can offer physiologic benefits. Venous air embolism is a rare, but important reported complication during spinal surgery performed in the prone position...
December 1, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878634/relationship-between-habitual-exercise-and-performance-on-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-differs-between-children-with-single-and-biventricular-circulations
#15
Michael L O'Byrne, Sanyukta Desai, Megan Lane, Michael McBride, Stephen Paridon, Elizabeth Goldmuntz
Increasing habitual exercise has been associated with improved cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) performance, specifically maximal oxygen consumption in children with operatively corrected congenital heart disease. This has not been studied in children following Fontan palliation, a population in whom CPET performance is dramatically diminished. A single-center cross-sectional study with prospective and retrospective data collection was performed that assessed habitual exercise preceding a clinically indicated CPET in children and adolescents with Fontan palliation, transposition of the great arteries following arterial switch operation (TGA), and normal cardiac anatomy without prior operation...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792123/acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-undergoing-the-extracardiac-fontan-operation-with-and-without-the-use-of-cardiopulmonary-bypass
#16
Claudia A Algaze, Andrew M Koth, Lisa W Faberowski, Frank L Hanley, Catherine D Krawczeski, David M Axelrod
OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence and risk factors for acute kidney injury in patients undergoing the extracardiac Fontan operation with and without cardiopulmonary bypass, and to determine whether acute kidney injury is associated with duration of mechanical ventilation, cardiovascular ICU and hospital postoperative length of stay, and early mortality. DESIGN: Single-center retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Pediatric cardiovascular ICU, university-affiliated children's hospital...
October 27, 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777296/current-therapy-for-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-and-related-single-ventricle-lesions
#17
Richard G Ohye, Dietmar Schranz, Yves D'Udekem
Universally fatal only 4 decades ago, the progress in the 3-stage palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome and related single right ventricular lesions has drastically improved the outlook for these patients. Although the stage II operation (hemi-Fontan or bidirectional Glenn) and stage III Fontan procedure have evolved into relatively low-risk operations, the stage I Norwood procedure remains one of the highest-risk and costliest common operations performed in congenital heart surgery. Yet, despite this fact, experienced centers now report hospital survivals of >90% for the Norwood procedure...
October 25, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752831/effect-of-fontan-operation-on-liver-stiffness-in-children-with-single-ventricle-physiology
#18
Frank W DiPaola, Kurt R Schumacher, Caren S Goldberg, Joshua Friedland-Little, Aishwarya Parameswaran, Jonathan R Dillman
OBJECTIVES: Assess liver stiffness using ultrasound point shear wave elastography (US P-SWE) in children before and after the Fontan operation. METHODS: Eighteen children undergoing the Fontan operation were prospectively enrolled. Eight US P-SWE measurements were obtained from the right hepatic lobe before surgery, and at multiple postoperative time points. Temporally related inferior vena cava pressure (IVC) data was collected from medical records, when available...
October 17, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751196/early-postoperative-extubation-of-unstable-patients-following-total-cavopulmonary-connection-impact-on-circulation-and-outcome
#19
Stanimir Georgiev, Gunter Balling, Bettina Ruf, Kilian Ackermann, Jelena P von Ohain, Christian Schreiber, Peter Ewert
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate whether early postoperative extubation following the Fontan operation is universally feasible and can be used as a management tool in unstable patients. METHODS: All patients undergoing the Fontan operation in our centre between 2004 and 2013 (n=253) were analysed. Until 2008, patients were extubated according to standard criteria and comprised group 1. Group 2 included all patients presenting after 2009, when early extubation was always aimed regardless of the haemodynamic status...
October 18, 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742240/implementation-of-a-quality-improvement-bundle-improves-echocardiographic-imaging-after-congenital-heart-surgery-in-children
#20
Anitha Parthiban, Jami C Levine, Meena Nathan, Jennifer A Marshall, Girish S Shirali, Stephen D Simon, Steven D Colan, Jane W Newburger, Geetha Raghuveer
BACKGROUND: Postoperative echocardiography after congenital heart disease surgery is of prognostic importance, but variable image quality is problematic. We implemented a quality improvement bundle comprising of focused imaging protocols, procedural sedation, and sonographer education to improve the rate of optimal imaging (OI). METHODS: Predischarge echocardiograms were evaluated in 116 children (median age, 0.51 years; range, 0.01-5.6 years) from two centers after tetralogy of Fallot repair, arterial switch operation, and bidirectional Glenn and Fontan procedures...
December 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
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