CV Grand Rounds – The Fontan Operation: Unanticipated Consequences

CV Grand Rounds – The Fontan Operation: Unanticipated Consequences

Mayo Clinic cardiologist, Alexander Egbe, M.B.B.S., discusses the unanticipated consequences of the Fontan operation. For more information on the Fontan operation, congenital heart disease, or to request an appointment, Visit Here

Fontan is a surgical procedure used in patients who are born with single ventricle physiology. The Fontan operation directly routes systemic venous return into the pulmonary circulation bypassing the sub pulmonary vessel. The Fontan operation is not a cure and can come with unanticipated consequences later in life including atrial arrhythmia, thromboembolism, and liver disease, which will require treatment and close followup with your physician.

Video Content Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Single ventricle physiology (0:45)
  • Fontan Operation (1:48)
  • Fontan physiology (3:00)
  • Unanticipated consequences of the Fontan operation
    • Atrial arrhythmia (3:42)
      • Take home points for arrhythmia management (9:53)
    • Thromboembolism (10:30)
      • Take home points for thromboembolism (13:11)
    • Liver Disease (13:50)
  • Conclusion (15:02)

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