A preoperative estimate of central venous pressure is associated with early Fontan failureEarly Fontan failure is a serious complication after total cavopulmonary connection, characterized by high central venous pressure, low cardiac output, and resistance to medical therapy. This study aimed to estimate postoperative central venous pressure in patients with total cavopulmonary connection using data routinely collected during preoperative assessment. We sought to determine if this metric correlated with measured postoperative central venous pressure and if it was associated with early Fontan failure.
Fontan with lateral tunnel is associated with improved survival compared with extracardiac conduitThe study aim was to compare Fontan patients undergoing lateral tunnel (LT) versus extracardiac conduit (ECC) technique.
Long-term outcome of preadolescents, adolescents, and adult patients undergoing total cavopulmonary connectionPatients with a single ventricle infrequently undergo total cavopulmonary connection as preadolescents, adolescents, or adults. The purpose of this study was to clarify the characteristics of this cohort and to analyze the factors influencing outcomes.