Pediatr Cardiol 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.
Department of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, 6-1 Kishibe-Shimmachi, Suita, Osaka, 564-8565, Japan.
The study aimed to assess the long-term outcomes after fenestration closure in patients at risk for Fontan failure. Of 119 patients who underwent Fontan operation between 1995 and 2004, fenestration was not created in 89 patients (NF group) and created in 30 patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, heterotaxy syndrome, high pulmonary arterial pressure, high systemic ventricular end-diastolic pressure, low ventricular ejection fraction, or atrioventricular valve regurgitation. All fenestrations were closed spontaneously or by catheter/surgical interventions, excepting two patients, and therefore, they were excluded. Read More