Reintervention and survival in 1428 patients in the Australian and New Zealand Fontan Registry
Michael Daley, Karin du Plessis, Dianna Zannino, Tim Hornung, Patrick Disney, Rachael Cordina, Leeanne Grigg, Dorothy J Radford, Andrew Bullock, Yves d'Udekem
Heart | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020
OBJECTIVE: Patients undergoing single-ventricle palliation have experienced significant improvement in survival in the recent era. However, a substantial proportion of these patients undergo reoperations. We performed a review of the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Fontan Registry to determine the overall reintervention and reoperative burden in these patients. METHODS: A retrospective longitudinal cohort study was performed using data from patients who underwent a Fontan operation between 1975 and 2016 from the ANZ Fontan Registry. The data obtained included Fontan operation, reinterventions and most recent follow-up status. We examined the type and timing of reinterventions and survival. R..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Awarded by NHMRC
This work was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership grant (1076849). The Murdoch Children's Research Institute received support through the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. Yd'U is a NHMRC Clinician Practitioner Fellow (1082186).