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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219544/the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-congenital-heart-surgery-database-2017-update-on-outcomes-and-quality
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Jeffrey P Jacobs, John E Mayer, Constantine Mavroudis, Sean M O'Brien, Erle H Austin, Sara K Pasquali, Kevin D Hill, David M Overman, James D St Louis, Tara Karamlou, Christian Pizarro, Jennifer C Hirsch-Romano, Donna McDonald, Jane M Han, Susan Becker, Christo I Tchervenkov, Francois Lacour-Gayet, Carl L Backer, Charles D Fraser, James S Tweddell, Martin J Elliott, Hal Walters, Richard A Jonas, Richard L Prager, David M Shahian, Marshall L Jacobs
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database is the largest congenital and pediatric cardiac surgical clinical data registry in the world. It is the platform for all activities of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons related to the analysis of outcomes and the improvement of quality in this subspecialty. This report summarizes current aggregate national outcomes in congenital and pediatric cardiac surgery and reviews related activities in the areas of quality measurement, performance improvement, and transparency...
March 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184977/lateral-atrial-tunnel-fontan-operation-predisposes-to-the-junctional-rhythm
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Katarzyna Januszewska, Anna Schuh, Anja Lehner, Robert Dalla-Pozza, Edward Malec
The goal of the study was to compare the early postoperative course after fenestrated lateral atrial tunnel (LT) and non-fenestrated extracardiac conduit (EC) Fontan operation (FO) in a single center where both techniques were parallelly used. Between 2004 and 2012, 56(32.7%) children underwent LT and 113(66.1%) EC FO. The mean age was 3.7 ± 2.9 years and mean weight was 14.6 ± 7.3 kg. The most common malformation was hypoplastic left heart syndrome (50.9%). The general approach was to perform LT in children after hemi-Fontan operation and EC in patients after Glenn anastomosis...
February 10, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184975/alkaline-phosphatase-a-biomarker-of-cardiac-function-in-pediatric-patients
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Elizabeth S Makil, Xinyu Tang, Elizabeth A Frazier, R Thomas Collins
Myocardial dysfunction and heart failure are common in pediatric patients with congenital and acquired heart disease. Alkaline phosphatase (AP) has been suggested as a biomarker for myocardial dysfunction after Fontan operation. We hypothesized that pediatric patients with myocardial dysfunction requiring orthotopic heart transplant (OHT) have diminished AP compared to normal. A retrospective review was performed in all patients who underwent OHT at Arkansas Children's Hospital between January 2007 and October 2012...
February 9, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181900/an-alternative-technique-for-fontan-completion-in-patients-with-widely-separated-connections-of-the-inferior-systemic-veins-to-the-atrial-mass
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Giuseppe Pomè, Faker Ghedira, Eitan Keizman
Several surgical approaches for completion of a total cavopulmonary connection have been established for patients with anomalies of systemic venous connection in association with a functionally univentricular heart. We report an alternative technique designed to address the problem of widely separated inferior systemic veins, in which two extracardiac conduits were used. This technique was performed on three patients and yielded excellent short-term results, allowing us to operate on a beating heart with no need for cardioplegic arrest and aortic cross-clamping...
August 30, 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157834/reduced-cortical-volume-and-thickness-and-their-relationship-to-medical-and-operative-features-in-post-fontan-children-and-adolescents
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Christopher G Watson, Christian Stopp, David Wypij, Jane W Newburger, Michael J Rivkin
BACKGROUND: We compared brain cortical and subcortical gray matter volumes and cortical thickness between post-Fontan patients and healthy controls, and examined brain anatomical associations with operative and medical history characteristics. METHODS: Post-Fontan (n = 128 volumes; n = 115 thickness) and control subjects (n = 48 volumes; n = 45 thickness) underwent brain MRI at ages 10-19 years. Subcortical and cortical volumes and cortical thicknesses were measured for intergroup comparison...
February 3, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146206/case-1-2017-percutaneous-repair-of-right-atrioventricular-valve-insufficiency-and-blalock-taussig-shunt-after-fontan-operation-in-single-ventricle
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Edmar Atik, Renata Sá Cassar, Raul Arrieta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132780/early-mortality-and-concomitant-procedures-related-to-fontan-conversion-quantitative-analysis
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Margarita Brida, Helmut Baumgartner, Michael A Gatzoulis, Gerhard-Paul Diller
BACKGROUND: The Fontan palliation is associated with numerous complications during long-term. The Fontan conversion operation has been advocated as an option to avoid some of these problems by converting classical Fontan types to modern forms of the circulation. Early mortality of Fontan conversion, however, remains unclear as available reports include limited numbers of patients and the results are heterogeneous. METHODS: We reviewed all original articles from 1994 to 2016 reporting Fontan conversion operations...
January 25, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132535/modified-total-cavopulmonary-shunt-as-a-staged-fontan-operation
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Hidetsugu Asai, Tsuyoshi Tachibana, Yasushige Shingu, Hiroki Kato, Satoru Wakasa, Yoshiro Matsui
The left superior vena cava became occluded in an infant with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. After a bidirectional Glenn procedure, he presented with severe oxygen desaturation and right ventricular dysfunction; the left superior vena cava drained into the inferior vena cava through collateral veins. As salvage therapy, we created a modified total cavopulmonary shunt using only autologous tissue in which the right hepatic vein and inferior vena cava drained into the pulmonary artery via a lateral tunnel in the right atrium...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116475/effect-of-fenestration-on-early-postoperative-outcome-in-extracardiac-fontan-patients-with-different-risk-levels
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Fan Fan, Zhimin Liu, Shoujun Li, Tong Yi, Jun Yan, Fuxia Yan, Xu Wang, Qiang Wang
Although fenestration is used to improve the postoperative course of Fontan patients, the effect of fenestration on the extracardiac Fontan seems controversial especially at early postoperation. One hundred and eighty-three patients from January 2004 to June 2013 undergoing an extracardiac Fontan operation were retrospectively selected for this study. We divided the patients into low risk (93 patients) and high risk (90 patients) groups according to the risk factors recognized by previous studies and then compared the perioperative data between the nonfenestrated and fenestrated patients in each group...
January 23, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111407/determinants-of-aortic-size-and-stiffness-and-the-impact-on-exercise-physiology-in-patients-after-the-fontan-operation
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Hideo Ohuchi, Yosuke Hayama, Jun Negishi, Kanae Noritake, Aya Miyazaki, Osamu Yamada, Isao Shiraishi
The pathophysiology of congenital heart disease includes aortic dilation and increased stiffness. However, the clinical determinants and significance remain unclear in patients after the Fontan operation.Size and stiffness index (SI) of the ascending and descending aorta (aAO and dAO, respectively) were assessed using angiography in 130 consecutive Fontan patients and 30 age-matched controls. Compared with controls, Fontan patients showed a dilated aAO and smaller dAO (P < 0.0001) with greater SI (3.2 ± 0...
February 7, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109386/an-unusual-cause-of-hemopericardium-22-years-after-a-fontan-procedure
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Billie-Jean Martin, Cameron Seaman, Jonathan D Windram, Ivan M Rebeyka
Late tamponade after cardiac operations is rare but reasonably well described. We report a case of exceedingly late tamponade secondary to a spontaneous coronary bleed 22 years after a Fontan operation, which was repaired with catheter intervention.
February 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108065/assessment-of-central-venous-physiology-of-fontan-circulation-using-peripheral-venous-pressure
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Satoshi Masutani, Clara Kurishima, Akiko Yana, Seiko Kuwata, Yoichi Iwamoto, Hirofumi Saiki, Hirotaka Ishido, Hideaki Senzaki
OBJECTIVE: Elevated central venous pressure is a major cause of morbidity and mortality after the Fontan operation. The difference between mean circulatory filling pressure and central venous pressure, a driving force of venous return, is important in determining dynamic changes in central venous pressure in response to changes in ventricular properties or loading conditions. Thus, noninvasive central venous pressure and mean circulatory filling pressure estimation may contribute to optimal management in patients undergoing the Fontan operation...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104198/patients-with-unbalanced-atrioventricular-canal-defects-can-undergo-the-fontan-operation-with-good-outcomes
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Sitaram M Emani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101662/strategies-to-prevent-cast-formation-in-patients-with-plastic-bronchitis-undergoing-heart-transplantation
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John J Parent, Robert K Darragh, Jeffrey G Gossett, Thomas D Ryan, Chet R Villa, Angela Lorts, John L Jefferies, Jeffrey A Towbin, Clifford Chin
Plastic bronchitis, a rare complication after Fontan palliation, carries a high morbidity and mortality risk. Heart transplantation is an effective treatment option, but casts may occur in the early post-operative period. We present a case series detailing peri-operative management strategies to minimize morbidity and mortality related to plastic bronchitis in patients undergoing heart transplantation. Patient 1 received no treatment pre-, intra-, or post-transplant for prevention of bronchial casts and developed severe respiratory acidosis 18 h following transplant...
January 19, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093805/heartware-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-in-patients-with-fontan-physiology
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Bartlomiej R Imielski, Robert A Niebler, Steven J Kindel, Ronald K Woods
We aim to describe the clinical course of a series of patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and refractory systolic heart failure supported with a HeartWare ventricular assist device (HVAD) following Fontan palliation. This is a retrospective review of three consecutive patients supported with a HVAD following Fontan palliation through February 2016. Data include patient characteristics, operative variables, postimplantation hemodynamic/device parameters, event outcomes, and duration of HVAD support...
January 2017: Artificial Organs
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
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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
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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
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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
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