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Fontan Procedure (Fontan Operation) Summary

Description: A procedure in which total right atrial or total caval blood flow is channeled directly into the pulmonary artery or into a small right ventricle that serves only as a conduit. The principal congenital malformations for which this operation is useful are TRICUSPID ATRESIA and single ventricle with pulmonary stenosis.

Also Known As: Fontan Operation; Bidirectional Cavopulmonary Shunt; Bidirectional Glenn Procedure; Bidirectional Glenn Shunt; Norwood Procedure, Stage 2 Show All >>

Networked: 1003 relevant articles (28 outcomes, 52 trials/studies) for this Therapy

Key Diseases for which Fontan Procedure is Relevant

  1. Heart Diseases (Heart Disease) : 3 outcomes 6 studies in 109 results
  2. Tricuspid Atresia : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 149 results
  3. Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 65 results
  4. Tachycardia (Tachyarrhythmias) : 2 outcomes 7 studies in 45 results
  5. Cardiac Arrhythmias (Arrythmia) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 34 results
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Drugs Related to Fontan Procedure

  1. Plastics
  2. bosentan (Tracleer)
  3. Tissue Plasminogen Activator (Alteplase)
  4. Endothelins (Endothelin)
  5. Propafenone (Rythmol)
  6. Oxygen
  7. Brain Natriuretic Peptide (Natrecor)
  8. Blood Coagulation Factors (Coagulation Factor)
  9. pro-brain natriuretic peptide (1-76)
  10. Lisinopril (Prinivil)
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Therapies Related to Fontan Procedure

  1. Cardiopulmonary Bypass (Heart-Lung Bypass)
  2. Heart Transplantation (Grafting, Heart)
  3. Stents
  4. Transplants (Transplant)
  5. Hemodilution
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