Evaluation and Management of the Child and Adult With Fontan Circulation
Published: July 01, 2019
- Patients born with single ventricle congenital heart disease often receive the Fontan operation, which connects venous return directly to the pulmonary arteries.
- Worldwide, an estimated 50,000 to 70,000 patients are alive with a Fontan circulation; 40% of them are above 18 years of age.
- This paper defines our current understanding of the end-organ consequences of a Fontan circulation and offers a toolkit based on expert consensus opinion for surveillance testing for cardiovascular and end-organ complications.
- Commentary: Living in the Era of the Fontan: Failure Should Simply Not be an Option by Jordan D. Awerbach, MD, MPH & Richard A. Krasuski, MD
- Top Things to Know: Evaluation and Management of the Child and Adult With Fontan Circulation