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Transcatheter closure of extracardiac fontan fenestration in a cyanotic patient.
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PMID:  21043396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fontan operation is the connection of the systemic venous return to the pulmonary arteries, performed in patients with single ventricle physiology. The Fontan circuit is commonly fenestrated because of early postoperative risks such as high systemic venous pressure and low cardiac output. As it causes progressive cyanosis and increased risk of paradoxical embolism in the follow-up period, occlusion of these fenestrations is generally suggested. Successful closure of extracardiac Fontan fenestration with atrial septal occluder in a 10-year-old girl is reported herein. To our knowledge, this is the first such report from Turkey.
Fikri Demir; Tevfik Karagöz; Ebru Aypar; Semra Atalay; Ercan Tutar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Turkish journal of pediatrics     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0041-4301     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-03     Completed Date:  2010-12-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417505     Medline TA:  Turk J Pediatr     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  439-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pediatric Cardiology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
Balloon Occlusion / methods
Coronary Angiography
Cyanosis / etiology
Fontan Procedure / instrumentation,  methods*
Heart Catheterization / methods*
Heart Defects, Congenital / complications,  surgery*
Septal Occluder Device*
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