Success in a Fontan pregnancy: How important is ventricular function?

M. Victoria Ordonez, Johanna Trinder, Stephanie L. Curtis*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The Fontan operation is a palliative surgical procedure for patients whose hearts cannot support a biventricular circulation. The haemodynamic changes that occur in pregnancy are particularly challenging for Fontan patients and the outcomes are variable. We present a case where fetal outcome was particularly poor despite a lack of high risk features pre-pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-227
Number of pages3
JournalCardiology in the Young
Volume29
Issue number2
Early online date28 Nov 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019

Keywords

  • cardiac output
  • fetal outcomes
  • Fontan circulation
  • pregnancy

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