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Fontan Principle
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Francis Fontan performed the Fontan operation first in 1968. The Fontan operation is a heart operation used to treat complex congenital heart defects (birth defects of the heart) like tricuspid atresia, hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), pulmonary atresia and single ventricle.

Fontan operation - Classic type : Picture of original Fontan procedure

On this site, you can find articles detailing the different aspects of the Fontan operation. You can also read about the Fontan report titled:

AFTER THE FONTAN - How Fontan Patients Fare In The Long Term





fontan operation article : The Fontan principle: a brief account of the Fontan circulation state, and how it works.

fontan operation article : Selecting a patient for the Fontan operation: A listing of the criteria that determine outcome after the Fontan

fontan operation article : TCPC Fontan Operation: A short article that describes the most widely performed type of Fontan operation

fontan operation article : Fenestrated Fontan Operation: An explanation of the newer modification that reduces the incidence of complications after the Fontan repair.

fontan operation article : Partial Fontan operation - Bidirectional Glenn shunt: This variant of the Fontan operation also called a partial Fontan, has some benefits over the other modifications.

fontan operation article : Fontan operation modifications: A write-up of the two newer versions of the Fontan operation - the one and half ventricle repair and the extra-cardiac Fontan procedure.

fontan operation article : After the Fontan - How Fontan survivors fare in the long run: A 35-page report of published outcome data after the Fontan operation, presented in simple non-technical language easily understood by parents, students and non-medical people.



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